Shortbread Button Cookies

  • Shortbread Button Cookies
  • Shortbread Button Cookies
  • Shortbread Button Cookies
  • Shortbread Button Cookies
Ranked: 258th

Rated 4.56 out of 5 based on 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter softened
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 Tbls corn flour
  • 1 tspn vanilla essence

Method

Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius, and line 2 large cookie trays with baking paper. Set aside.
In a bowl of an electric mixer place the butter, icing sugar and vanilla and beat until light and creamy.
Sift the flours over the butter mixture and stir well until combined and a soft dough forms.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured bench and knead until smooth.
*If it is very hot and humid place the dough into the fridge for 5-10 minutes to chill down before kneading and rolling out*
Place the dough between two sheets of baking paper and roll to about 5mm thick.
Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter and place onto the lined cookie trays. Press together and re-roll and repeat with the rest of the dough.
Using a slightly smaller cookie cutter make indents in into the cut out cookies on the cookie tray. Be careful not to go all the way through.
Using a straw cut out four holes in the center of the cookie to create the button holes.
Place into oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until just turning golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool before removing from the trays onto a cooling rack.

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  • Glad I could help! :-)

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    by Melissa Darr on 12/12/2012, 11:29
    Melissa Darr
  • These look fantastic…. do you moonlight as a food stylist….I love the presentation!

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    by Stuart Talman on 12/12/2012, 18:10
    Stuart Talman
    • Nope just a stay at home mumma! :-)

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      by Melissa Darr on 13/12/2012, 09:47
      Melissa Darr
  • These look super sweet and delicious!!

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    by Amy Hanson on 31/12/2012, 09:40
    Amy Hanson
  • Absolutely beautiful.

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    by ANNA LINHART on 30/04/2013, 16:15
    ANNA LINHART
  • These are the cutest cookies I have seen. Great for many occasions

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    by Monica C on 18/12/2013, 00:48
    Monica C
  • Great for Christmas presents!

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    by Sally Killoran on 18/12/2013, 16:11
    Sally Killoran
  • Hi Melissa, how many cookies does this recipe make approximately? I have to make 200 button cookies and I have to calculate how many times I have to multiply the recipe.

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    by Lydia von Wielligh on 29/07/2014, 18:00
    Lydia von Wielligh