Recipe courtesy of David Chambers

Shortbread Pastries

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 3 dozen
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1 3/4 cups castor sugar

3 1/2 cups butter

2 egg yolks

8 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Mix sugar and butter together until smooth. Add egg yolks and finally add in the flour without excessively mixing or kneading. Chill for 2 hours.
  2. Roll out to 1/2-inch depth and cut into 2-inch circles.
  3. Preheat oven to 320 degrees F.
  4. Place on a greased and floured baking tray and cook for 15 minutes until light brown. Allow to cool before moving.
  5. Serve warm with preferred topping.

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