Back in December of 2013, I made a large batch of shortbread men which I had planned on baking to give as presents. I found the recipe on the Guardian website and I thought was very easy to follow. Here, I would like to share this recipe with you so you can try it too.
It makes about 60 biscuits altogether.
500g salted butter, softened 200g golden caster sugar (plus more to sprinkle) 500g plain flour (plus more to sprinkle) 250g corn flour or rice flour
Preheat the oven to 170'c / fan 160'c / 340'f / gas mark 3 1/2
Using a large bowl and a wooden spoon, or a handheld electric whisker an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar, then sift in the flour and cornflower gradually, mixing briefly between each addition, until it binds together.
Flour your hands and gently knead until smooth (do not overwork).on a floured board, roll out the dough to 5-6mm thick, then cut into your chosen shapes. I used a gingerbread man shaped cutter as it was for Chris…