Funfetti shortbread biscuits

The easiest and prettiest shortbread biscuits that are perfect as school day treats.

Preparation time : 20 min + refrigeration time Cooking time : 20 mins Servings : makes 20
Ingredients
  • 250 ml salted butter - soft
  • 125 ml Muscovado sugar
  • 2.5 ml vanilla extract
  • 375 ml cake flour
  • 125 ml ground almonds
  • 80 g white chocolate - melted
  • 30 ml edible confetti or sprinkles
Method

Combine the butter and sugar and using an electric mixer, cream until light and fluffy, 3 mins.

 

Beat in the vanilla, cake flour and ground almonds.

 

Roll the dough into a cylinder, roughly 25cm in length with a 5cm diameter.

 

Cover with baking paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 2 hours.

 

Pre heat the oven to 170°C and line two large baking trays with baking paper.

 

Slice the chilled biscuit dough into 1cm thick rounds.

 

Arrange the discs on the baking tray and bake until golden, 15-18 mins.

 

Allow the biscuits to cool on the trays for 10 mins before transferring to a cooling rack.

 

Once the biscuits have cooled, spread some melted white chocolate on top of each biscuit and add some edible confetti/sprinkles.

 

Set aside to firm up, 30 mins. Store in an airtight container.

 

TIP: The unbaked biscuit dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

 

Simply thaw it for about 30 mins before cutting into rounds and baking off until golden.