Nutty shortbread balls

Pop a few of these tasty treats in your mouth for a light afternoon snack. The soft shortbread balls are filled with crunchy almond chunks, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • Makes 45 Item
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Nutty shortbread balls
  • 2 cup (285g) plain flour
  • 200 gram butter, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 2/3 cup (100g) finely chopped blanched almonds or roughly chopped slivered almonds
  • caster sugar, for dusting


Nutty shortbread balls
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Place flour in a medium bowl; rub in butter. Add remaining ingredients and knead together on a clean surface until mixture comes together. Roll into balls the size of walnuts. Place on prepared tray, bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 3
    While short bread balls are still hot, toss in caster sugar.


Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.

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