Everyone has a favourite recipe. This is one I always go back to. It's never failed and so far no-one that's tried it hasn't not liked it. I cut this out of a newspaper several years ago. It's simply titled Elsie's Shortbread.
To make this you will need:
- 250g butter (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 cup cornflour
Heat the oven to 150 degrees celsius. Cream the butter and icing sugar, then mix in the flour and cornflour until combined.
On a floured surface roll out the dough to about 1cm thick. Cut into fingers or use a biscuit cutter for other shapes. Place on a lined oven tray and chill for 15 mins.
Bake at 150 degrees for 15-20 mins. Turn the oven down to 130 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes. You want the shortbread to be a pale golden colour - not brown. Cool on the tray. These will keep for about a week in an airtight container, but they don't usually last that long here!