How to make Shortbread Cookies -

Buttery cookies that go excellently well with cups of hot tea.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Vanilla pod (वेनीला पौड)

Cuisine : British

Course : Breads

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Shortbread Cookies

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British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Shortbread Cookies Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 250 grams for dusting

  • Vanilla pod fresh 1

  • Eggs 2

  • Butter 125 grams

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 90 grams + for sprinkling

  • Salt a pinch


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC.

Step 2

Slit the vanilla pod, scrape off the beans and place in a bowl. Add eggs and whisk well. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine butter and castor sugar in a bowl of a planetary mixer. Fit the bowl and cream on medium speed, adding the egg mixture slowly.

Step 4

Add flour and salt and process again till well mixed and a dough is formed.

Step 5

Dust the worktop with some flour. Roll out the dough into ½ inch thick sheet. Place a medium size plate on it and cut out a disc.

Step 6

Make marks on the disc using a palette knife without cutting through, to form wedges. Press the edges with your thumb to give impressions. Place the disc on a baking tray and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 7

Sprinkle castor sugar on the disc, put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.

Step 8


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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