Nutty Shortbread Balls

These nutty little shortbread balls are a perfect treat to enjoy over the festive season

Nutty Shortbread Balls
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Shortbread always conjures up the taste of Christmas, and these nutty little shortbread balls are a perfect treat to enjoy over the festive season or to give as a homemade gift.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 200 g butter, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2/3 cup almond meal

 

Method
Preheat the oven to 160°C and line a tray with baking paper.

Rub the butter into the flour, add the remaining ingredients and knead together. Roll into walnut sized balls. Then place on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

Note: for Easter, use scissors to chop two ‘v’s into the top of the ball (to form ears) and poke holes for eyes and a nose in order to form a face – voila Easter bunnies!





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    Nightshade
    11th Jan 2014
    5:27pm
    Do we all love shortbread or is it just me ?
    All kinds of shortbreads.
    Kourabiethes - Greek shortbread.
    Just thinking about shortbread's, I can smell coffee, I now have to go & make an espresso.


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