Shortbread Shapes

~ Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 9:07 AM ~

After my successful first attempt at baking Shortbread Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies without using premix, I have decided to attempt butter cookies WITHOUT relying on premix again and this time, I used cookies cutter for the added special touch!

This recipe was adapted from Sara Lewis's "Healthy Home-Made Food For Babies & Toddlers" book. Because of this recipe, I actually bought the cute mini cookies cutter! So without further ado, here goes:



* About 5 minutes to mix & prepare the dough
* About 15 minutes to cut out the cookies

* 12 minutes for baking process
*  The recipe makes 60 cookies but because my cookies cutter are much smaller, I made about 100+ cookies

Ingredients / Tool Required:

(Picture on left clockwise from top: Butter, plain flour + cornflour and sugar)

* A little bit oil for greasing (I didnt' use this as I used baking paper instead)
* 150g plain flour (I used wheat flour)
* 25g cornflour
* 155g butter (I cut into cubes and chilled it a bit)
* 50g caster sugar (extra for sprinkling if you liked)
* A bowl to mix ingredients in
* Kitchen scale
* Spatula
* Baking sheet & paper
(I used 1 baking sheet and 1 wire rack instead)

What to Do?

* Preheat oven to 180℃.
Brush 2 baking sheets with a little oil (I used 1 baking sheet and 1 wire rack instead and I used baking paper instead)
* Put
together the flour, cornflour and sugar in a bowl.
Cut the butter into pieces and rub into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Mould to a dough with your hands.
* Knead lightly and roll out on a floured surface to a 5mm thickness (mine is thicker, almost 1cm)
Stamp out shapes with small cookie cutters.
* Transfer to the baking sheets, sprinkle with extra sugar if liked (I didn't do this as I don't want Ben to be eating too sweet stuff).

First batch on baking paper using baking sheet
Second batch on baking foil using wire rack


* Set oven to 180℃ and bake for 10-12 minutes until pale golden.
* Loosen with a knife and leave
to cool on the baking sheets and then transfer to a wire rack.


Cute right? Flower shape, tree shape, ice cream shape, star shape, crown shape and more!


"Yummy and oh-so cute looking! Crisp, taste all are just nice!" (giving myself a pat on the back again.. hehehe)
"Ammm! Ammm!"
"Hmmm, taste good! Very cute shapes too!" 
"Mmmm... taste very nice! The sweetness is just ngam-ngam (perfect in Chinese). Bonnie (her 11 year old daughter) also said very nice and she's not a butter cookies person you know..."

"Delicious, but I prefer to see it more brown - try baking it a bit longer - give it the burnt look."

So there you go.... my SHORTBREAD SHAPES BUTTER COOKIES 2nd attempt without using premix (1st attempt at using cookies cutter)! Overall, I'm very happy with this attempt and I have additional 2 guinea pigs (my SIL and her daughter) to test on as we're out for a family dinner just an hour after I baked this cookies! To view my other recipes, feel free to hop over to my Recipe Library page for more info!

I leave you with a snapshot of my cheeky little man taking a bite of the cookie while watching his Donald Duck cartoons (his gobbling record stands at 5 cookies in less than 5 minutes)...

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Comments (12) -

Jenni Price

These look like they turned out perfect! Yeah! This baking from scratch adventure is becoming very successful for you!



Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Jenni!
Thanks for your encouragement! I am starting to enjoy baking cookies and have been surfing around the Net for more simple recipes to try out.

Miki Chua

is shortbread a cookie or bread? xP

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Miki,

From what I read in Wikipedia, it's a cookie (

Phewww... I thought you are going to ask me the difference between cookies and biscuits... Tong

Miki Chua

hahaha...the name shortbread is confusing.. i'm always thinking of funny questions my son will ask me in future.. hahahha.. so i ask u first.

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Wowee!!! Officially goodbye to premixes!!

Adorable shapes ! Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Wah wah Miki!

You think I mummy guinea pig to you ar?! Practise all your toddler's questions on me 1st?! But then, I think think, good also... I get to practise and anticipate these type of questions first hehehe.. but I think I will still answer this first 'Let mummy Google and find out 1st ya!' ;P

Hey Catheryn!
Yesssss! Goodbye to premixes for cookies! Hahahah... I'm confident with cookies already... muffins, not yet, I still have 3 packs of premixes I bought earlier which I want to practise on more... Tong

Lisa~Korean American Mommy

Aww such cute shortbreads! NIcely done Jenny!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Lisa!

Thank you for your compliments and encouragement!


I'm not a cookie person, but this does looks yummy .. haha
Those shapes are cute!!  

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Pauline!

Thanks for your comment, it is yummy! I'm going to be baking few more batches soon to give my ex-colleagues a treat Smile

Btw, how do you find The Rattles album?


Love shortbread. These look wonderful!

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