Oh hello more men. Have you noticed that I'm really enjoying my new gingerbread men cookie cutter? Well, I am. I had a massive craving for shortbread, and I thought what better was to make them Christmassy then add a truck load of cinnamon.
Shortbread is actually really easy to make, so they're perfect if you're short on time this Christmas but want to make something to take to someone.
- 2 tbsp of cinnamon
- 250g plain flour
- 75g golden caster sugar
- 175g cold butter
First of all, pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees, and line two trays with baking paper. Then mix together the golden caster sugar and flour. Once combined, pop in your cinnamon and mix. Then take your butter, and work it all together with (clean) hands and fingers. Do this until it works itself into a dough.
Take a clean flat surface and dust with flour. Take a rolling pin and dust with flour as well. Then roll out your dough on the flat surface until it's about 1.5cm thick. Then cut out your shapes and put them on the baking tray. Keep doing this until you've used up all your dough.
Pop in the over for around 15 minutes until they're firm to the touch, then put them on a drying rack to cool. Once they've cooled, dust them with a mixture of golden caster sugar and cinnamon. Then munch munch munch.
These are perfect if you want to take something in for work colleagues, or you could put them in a decorated jar, with a ribbon and give to someone as a gift. As I said, really simple and quick to make, and a real crowd pleaser.