There’s a distinct lack of cold here in the UK at the moment, making it hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, so we’ve made some scrummy little snowflake shortbreads. Hopefully it’ll help me get myself into gear and get some pressie shopping done!
This was one of the first recipes I posted when I started this blog just over a year ago. I was making the cakes and biscuits from my niece’s “Frozen” themed party – hence the snowflake shape. It is an old faithful recipe that we’ve been making since Aars was about 2 years old. Back then the shapes were all animals, tractors and other boyish faves. Now he’s not so bothered what shape the shortbread is, so thanks to Little O and her Frozen party, snowflakes are now allowed at Crimbo 🙂
One guy who’s been following the blog likes to make these as little christmas pressies, which makes me happy. We make them for the neighbourhood Christmas gathering – they are great because they are safe for everyone, and they taste really good.
I enjoy icing them, but we also eat them with no icing – especially when they first come out of the oven – Aars is like a gannet! If your children want to decorate these little cuties -bung them all together on some baking paper and let them drizzle the icing in an adhoc manner then sprinkle some edible glitter over the top and they will look spectacular I promise! I have decorated little star shaped shortbreads that way for Christmas and they looked lovely. Any photos would be appreciated 😉
If you need a gluten-free shortbread recipe try this one, it’s very yummy!