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Gluten Free Shortbread Biscuits

A quick and easy recipe. Makes about 12 biscuits.


2oz butter
4oz caster sugar
6oz Tritamyl flour (or all purpose gluten free flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the baking powder and xanthan gum to the flour and mix well.
  3. Fold the flour mixture into the buttery mixture and bring together into a crumbly dough.
  4. Roll the dough into a sausage shape and then cut into 10-12 slices for your biscuits.
  5. Arrange the biscuits on a greased baking tray (or trays).
  6. Bake for about 10-15 mins at 170C or until they turn a golden colour. My oven is not very good so times and temperatures will possibly be different for yours.
  7. Leave to cool in the tray for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Make sure you use regular butter, as shortbread needs a little salty tang. If using unsalted butter then add about a quarter teaspoon of salt to the flour mixture.

This recipe is pretty quick and dirty as I needed nut-free biscuits on short notice but Hannah Miles has a better shortbread recipe that uses ground almonds. Yum!


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