Shortbread buttons

As cute as...a button?

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 26 Item
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What's not to love about food that looks like clothing? These adorable shortbread button biscuits will delight - perfect for your craft-loving friends.
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Shortbread buttons
  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup (35g) rice flour
  • 2 1/4 cup (335g) plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, extra


Shortbread buttons
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 150°C/130°C fan-forced. Grease oven trays; line with baking paper.
  • 2
    Beat butter and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in sifted flours. Knead dough on floured surface until smooth.
  • 3
    Place 5cm round floured cutter on an oven tray, press one level tablespoon of dough evenly inside the cutter, remove cutter. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 4
    Use the lid of a plastic water bottle to indent the buttons. Use a skewer to make holes in buttons. Use a fork to make pattern around edges of buttons.
  • 5
    Sprinkle buttons with extra sugar. Bake 30 minutes or until firm. Cool on trays.

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