Sunday, 3 June 2012

Teapot Shortbread

Buttery crisp shortbread biscuits in the shape of little teapots, these are quick and super tasty

 I have had these cute teapot cutters for a while I bought them in a sale and have never used them so decided it was time to play with them.
I have not made shortbread for ages and thought it would be prefect with the cutters.

Pre-heat oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5

  • 50g/ 2oz Caster Sugar
  • 100g / 4oz Butter
  • 150g/ 6oz Plain Flour
Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.
Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste, wrap and place in the fridge for 20 -30 minutes.
Place on to a work surface, gently roll out until 1cm/ ½in thick, using a fork prick the pasty all over.
Cut into your desired shapes and place onto a baking tray (I used a non stick liner on my baking tray, if you do not have one lightly oil the tray to prevent sticking)
Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. 
after removing from the oven leave on the baking tray for 5 minutes than place biscuits to cool on a wire rack. 
Can be eaten as they are or decorated :)

I used basic water icing and with food colouring

Basic water icing = Approx 2 heaped tablespoons icing sugar (also known as powdered sugar) add a little warm water approximately 1 tsp than a few drops at a time until about runny as single cream, add food colouring of choice. You can play and add chocolate drops, sugar sprinkle, glace fruit, sweets have fun :)


allisamazing said...

These are adorable! I am going to have to keep my eyes open for a little teapot cookie cutter. I am your newest follower :)

Elisabeth said...

Such adorable teapot cutters, and yummy cookies!
Thanks for following my blog...followed you back!

Nezumi said...

Thank you both :)

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