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Freezer Shortbread Recipe


Preparation: 25 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Makes: about 28

Ingredients:

1) 2 cups plain flour
2) 2/3 cup icing sugar
3) 1 tbsp rice flour
4) 250g butter, cubed
5) 1 tbsp sugar

Cooking methods:

Sift flour, icing sugar and rice flour together into a bowl. Rub in butter, using fingertips, until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Press mixture together to form dough.

Halve and roll each piece of dough into a 4 x 15cm log. Wrap tightly in plastic or baking paper, twisting ends to secure. Freeze until ready to use.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 160°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

Cut each log into 14 x 1cm slices. Arrange on prepared trays.

Prick slices with a fork. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
Store in an air-tight container.

For variety, add ½ cup chopped almonds or pecans to the dough or top each log with half a cherry or nut.

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