I love shortbread, it is so easy to make and you can use it as a base for lots of variations.
Here is my recipe:
125g Hard Stork in the foil packet
60g Caster Sugar
180g Plain Flour
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 170C fan/190C conventional.
Cream together the sugar, vanilla and margarine until smooth, then sieve the flour into the creamed mixture, add the salt and work together until in forms a soft dough.
Roll the dough out until it is around 1/2 inch thick and cut into fingers, circles, stars, hearts or whatever you like. Sprinkle with caster sugar and prick with a fork.
Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Bake in the oven for around 16-18 minutes until golden brown and then transfer onto a cooling rack.
Variations on the recipe include adding dark chocolate chips into the dough before rolling, adding chopped cherries or raisins to the dough before rolling or after baking drizzle with lemon or vanilla glace icing.
Eat and Enjoy!