make 2 batches, 3 if time permits

2 ½ cups plain flour
1 tablespoon cornflour
1/3 cup caster sugar
250 grams butter
½ teaspoon vanilla


Cream butter and sugar, add the plain flour, cornflour and vanilla and knead to form a soft dough.

Wrap in glad wrap and rest for 15 minutes.

Roll out shortbread onto a floured board and cut into desired Christmas shapes. Place onto a greased baking tray and bake at 160 ̊C for 20 minutes.

You may sprinkle the shortbread with caster sugar if you wish to.

Cool shortbread and gift wrap for Christmas treats.

Lisa's short bread recipe

X1: 370 flour, 240 butter soft, 120 caster sugar
X2: 740 flour, 480 butter soft, 240 caster sugar
X3: 1120 flour, 740 butter soft, 360 caster sugar