Nutty Shortbread Balls

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


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

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 to form a face – voila Easter bunnies!

Do you make shortbread? Do you have a recipe that has a different take on the traditional ingredients?

Written by Andrea