Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Shortbread recipe found in "Women's Weekly: The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits" ENJOY!!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter over low heat, allow to cool slightly.
  2. Sift icing sugar and cornflour into bowl, add sugar.
  3. Add butterand vanilla, beat mixture until thick and creamy.Add sifted flour, mix well.
  4. Press mixture into 18 cm x 28 cm (7in x 11in) baking pan (lamington tin in AUS), smooth over with a spatula; mark into fingers with sharp knife.
  5. Prick each finger decoratively with a fork.
  6. Bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes or until light golden.
  7. Cut into fingers while still warm. Cool in tin.
Most Helpful

Very Good! I am a lover of shortbread and this one is excellant. Super easy to make as well. I made a 1/2 recipe and got 18 cookies. Made for SPRING PAC 2010

CarrolJ April 08, 2010

This is one of our favourite shortbread easy and tastes great. I have been making this recipe for over 20 years and it is one of Nadene's favourites too. I should say here too.......that D-licious is my eldest daughter :)

**Jubes** April 06, 2010

This is one of the BEST shortbread recipes I've ever tasted! Having a Scottish husband, we have shortbread in the house 365 days per year so I bake a LOT of shortbread. I cut the recipe in half to duplicate the volume in my original recipe so it would be easy to compare. I've never made a shortbread with melted butter so I was very curious as to how it would bake up. Mixing it together was no problem; it's a much stiffer dough than what I'm used to and slightly more crumbly, too, so it took a bit of work to make it stay together. Patted into a rectangle and decorated with my standard heart cut-outs. Baked in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes and cut it into bite-sized cookies which we like best. The taste is superb: very, very buttery and sweet. It became an instant hit at our home! Made for Spring PAC 2010. For those interested in the conversions of 1/2 the ingredients, here it is: 1 stick melted butter; 2.5 T. powdered sugar; 2.5 T. cornstarch; 2 T sugar; 1 tsp. vanilla; 1 cup flour + 2 T flour. Follow directions per recipe.

The_Swedish_Chef April 05, 2010