celebrating 130 years 1884-2014


By Chelsea Sugar
20 servings
  • 18 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 25 mins
  • Serves

    250g butter, softened
    3/4 cup Chelsea Icing Sugar
    1/2 cup cornflour
    1 1/2 cups standard flour
    Chelsea Coffee Sugar Crystals for decoration 


    Preheat oven to 150°C bake (140°C fan forced).  Grease oven tray or line with baking paper.

    Beat butter and Chelsea Icing Sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in cornflour and flour until the mixture comes together and forms a dough.  

    On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1 cm thick and cut into shapes using biscuit cutters.  Alternatively, roll dough into a log and slice into rounds, using a floured knife to prevent sticking. Sprinkle with Chelsea Coffee Sugar Crystals if desired and press down gently.  

    Place on prepared tray and bake 25 – 30 minutes, until shortbread is pale but crisp. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.

If you like this recipe you may love these


Average Rating
(18 reviews)

This is a fabulous receipe. It is my go to one for shortbread. I knead it a bit after mixing and before rolling in to a log shape and then refrigerating. When it is cold, slice it, thick or thin, whatever takes your fancy. Great mixture for rolling out and cutting into shapes for Christmas baking etc.
Everyone loves it and sometimes I add cocoa to make it chocolate shortbread.

Great shortbread recipe!

Could I use riceflour instead of cornflour?
CHELSEA: Hi there, yes you could use rice flour in place of the cornflour. The resulting shortbread may be a little crunchier.

The easiest most delicious shortbread ever. I have never had a failure with this recipe, although I always have to add a little more flour and cornflour.

I have been meaning to make shortbread bikkies for ages -
finally tried at half past midnight tonight & am presently
tasting the end product.. which is yummy.
and so quick to make.

This is the most perfect shortbread recipe. My child took this to camp and was a huge hit with all the children!!

I would recommend this to everyone and every occasion.

Lovely shortbread recipe, very buttery and just the right crunch factor!

Really easy and turns out great.

Lovely shortbread recipe.

image description

love this shortbread recipe, so easy and quick to make and easy to eat.

Shortbread is amazing! I love eating it and literally can't stop! Awesome recipe!

Made these on the weekend so easy to make added cranberries to the mix and they were delish!

Amazing I LOVED IT yummy as well ;)

It was very delicious. My grandchildren loved making it with me! Full of amazing buttery goodness. 5/5!

Great and delicious

this is awesome totally gonna try it sure it will be great

Made several different shortbread recipes, this the best excellent blend sweetness butteriness crunch. Baked for 20 min at 150c very little color but perfect time.

image description

Delicious and buttery

Load More

Products used in this recipe

Sign in


Love baking? Sign up to our baking newsletter to
automatically enter our monthly prize draw.