Grandma's Shortbread Biscuits

Friday, 11 November 2016

Grandma's Shortbread Biscuits

These shortbread biscuits are made using my Grandma's recipe. Actually I preferred to call her Nan but it doesn't sound as good does it? I should also point out that whilst it is a short recipe passed down from my Grandma to my Mum, I have no idea where she got it. It may well be like the episode of Friends where Phoebe found out her Grandma's secret cookie recipe was from the back of a packet. Either way, the cookies are easy to make and remind me of being little. They aren't as buttery as my usual shortbread recipe, and the cherry on the top

Grandms'a shortbread biscuits


Grandma's Shortbread Biscuits


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3oz caster sugar 
  • 5oz margarine
  • 8oz self raising flour
  • a pinch of salt

  • For The Top

  • egg white wash
  • glace cherries cut in half

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Rub the margarine into the flour.
  3. Add the sugar, salt and egg yolk.
  4. Roll as thin as you can and cut out circles.
  5. Place these on grease proof paper. Add half a glace cherry to each biscuit.
  6. Brush with egg white.
  7. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown.
grandma's shortbread biscuits


Do you have any recipes that have been passed down? What recipes remind you of being little?

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