Quick Shortbread Fingers

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I have been cooking from this book for the past 40 years. I in fact paid 30 shillings for it (I know that shows my age!). This is a favourite of my children, my friends, their friends and everyone else. They just cannot get enough. I hope you enjoy it and please let me know if you have any suggestions to make it that little bit better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Knead together well with fingertips (you can also mix this well in a blender)until you form a smooth, firm ball.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and divide into two portions.
  4. Roll out and trim into two oblongs, about 8 x 2.5 inches.
  5. Place on baking tray covered with grease-proof paper and prick with a fork.
  6. Bake in a moderate oven for 30-35 minutes (about 180).
  7. Once baked, cut into fingers whilst still warm and allow to cool on baking tin.
  8. Sprinkle with the rest of the sugar and seal in an airtight tin.


Most Helpful

I've made this but my mixture didn't firm up into a ball, it was crumbly so couldn't roll it out so i just put it into the tray, turned out ok tasted lovely

kathill1973 January 31, 2013

This made a lovely shortbread. Easy to make with a nice flavor.

Dreamgoddess August 14, 2008

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