Recipe Tip: Christmas Shortbread

Recipe Tip: Christmas Shortbread

Top Recipe by Marion Topitschnig. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. The aromas of this Scottish classic have been adapted for the Christmas season.



    1. Step 1

      Line a 22cm springform pan with baking paper and preheat the oven to 160°C.
    2. Step 2

      Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until the granulated sugar is completely dissolved.
    3. Step 3

      Sift the flour and spice into the bowl, add the salt and vanilla extract and quickly mix everything together to form a shortcrust pastry.
    4. Step 4

      Place the dough into the pan and press it flat. Use a ruler and a knife to outline the pieces on the dough and prick each piece with a fork or wooden skewer.
    5. Step 5

      Bake the shortbread in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
    6. Step 6

      Remove from the oven, detach the cake ring and re-cut the pieces with a sharp knife.
    7. Step 7

      Allow the shortbread to cool – and it's finished!