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This is a lovely, buttery, delicious shortbread with the warming, gentle spices of Meat Tinsel to get you in the Christmas mood. It also smells wonderful while it is cooking! You can roll out the dough and make biscuits with cookie cutters or cook in a baking tin and cut it into squares or rectangles. This festive shortbread is ideal to make with little people and to have ready for when guests arrive or put into gift bags to give as presents.
225g Plain Flour
2 tbsp Meat Tinsel
100g Caster Sugar
225g Unsalted Butter (room temp) cut into cubes
A squeeze of vanilla paste
1 Tbsp Meat Tinsel
1 Tbsp Demerara Sugar
For the shortbread
Put all the Ingredients in a bowl and using your hands rub the butter between your fingers and mix until it comes together to form a dough
Press the dough into your baking tin, spreading it out evenly with the back of a spoon or spatula.
Prick the top with a fork
Bake in your BBQ indirect for 45 minutes at 160C until the shortbread is a light golden colour, If cooking in a domestic oven, 35 minutes at 160C
Sprinkle with Meat Tinsel and leave to cool
Cut it up how you like and nibble with a glass of bubbly!
1. I used a rectangular baking tin 35cm x 13cm, base lined with parchment paper
2. If rolling out to make shortbread biscuits, cook for 10-15 minutes.