Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 48 mins

This recipe came from my grandad's girlfriend Kay. I've had this recipe for many years now, and I make it every year. Kay's original recipe was to roll cherries in the dough then frost after baking. To much work for me, I wanted simple and fast. So here it is no setting time or sifting. Usually I press with a cookie press but I have decorated them with slices of red and green cherries to look like holly. If I make them for home I use 1/8 cup but if I put them on a cookie tray for a party I make them smaller 1 tablespoon.


  1. Take sugars, flour and a pinch of salt and mix with hands, to break up brown sugar.
  2. Add softened butter, and mix with hands until fully mixed.
  3. Roll into 1/8 cup balls and flatted with a cookie press or bottom of a floured glass.
  4. Bake at 325 F for 16 minutes.
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What can I say, these are fantastic. Melt in your mouth short. We loved them. They can be very addictive. This is definate going to be my new Shortbread recipe. Thank you. Made for PAC 2007.

Marlitt May 12, 2007