Old Fashioned Easy Shortbread Biscuits

Post by Ann Kearney, Athy Library

Ann has sent us in a lovely recipe to make some tasty treats to accompany a nice cup of tea and a good book.

Ingredients Needed:

6 oz Butter

2 oz. Icing sugar

8 oz. Self-raising flour


Pre-heat oven to 180 C/ 350*F. Grease baking sheets.

Cream the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl until very soft and fluffy.

Gradually stir in the sifted flour and knead lightly.

Roll out to   1/8 – 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.

Cut out the biscuits with a plain or fluted cutter, place on baking sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes until pale brown. 

Transfer to a wire rack to cool and sprinkle with some sifted icing sugar.

We hope you enjoyed this tasty recipe. Remember under the Government’s Keep Well Campaign – Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature, and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing. For more information check out our blog posts here and here or take a look at the Kildare County Council’s Keep Well page for the latest activities to help you Keep Well.

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