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Basic Butter Shortbread

Makes 30


  • 250g Australian butter, softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
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  1. 1. Beat the butter and sugar together with electric beaters until creamy and pale. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon until it comes together. Turn out onto a floured surface and lightly knead into a ball. Split the dough into two balls.
  2. 2. Roll each ball of dough out between two sheets of baking paper and cut into star shapes.
  3. 3. Using a spatula, carefully place stars onto a lined oven tray and bake at 160°C for 12-15 minutes or until a light golden colour. Cool on a wire rack.


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