Thursday, 10 December 2020

Cinnamon Shortbread

This morning I took another trip into town and I'm happy to say that I've now finished my Christmas shopping. It's always a relief to know this part of Christmas is in hand and that all I have left to do now is the wrapping. This is not my most favourite thing to do but this year I'm going to enlist my own little elf to help me - not that she knows this yet :) As well as my gift buying I posted Lily's letter to Santa, stocked up with brown paper and treated myself to some more mince pies. 

On returning home I hung some dried oranges slices from the tree. I originally intended to use them to make a garland but as I've yet to find the time to make my door wreath, I don't think this is going to happen this year. Not to mind, they look pretty on the tree instead. 

This afternoon I baked some cinnamon shortbread. This is a very easy and delicious bake, perfect for enjoying with a mug of coffee. 

To make these you will need:

60g Caster sugar

120g Butter

180g Plain Flour

½ teaspoon cinnamon

A large pinch of ground cloves

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well together, I like to use a fork. Roll out the dough to approx. 1cm thick and cut into shapes. Bake at 150° for 15 minutes. 

More progress has been made on the jigsaw and I'm hoping it will be finished in the next couple of days.

J. X




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  1. I might try making them! First, though, I'm going to make some mince pies.

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    1. I haven't made any mince pies yet. Perhaps something I can do this weekend. X

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  2. Oh my goodness!
    These look delicious!
    I will show this recipe to Peyton.
    Have a cozy evening.
    You are well on your way this Christmas Season!

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    1. Thank you, Billie Jo. Christmas will feel a little strange this year but we can still make it special. X

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  3. I love shortbread and have made a Christmas shortbread with sprinkles mixed into the dough. I am looking to make another shortbread recipe and will try yours.

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    1. This recipe is also delicious with some added orange zest. X

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  4. Sounds delicious! I will definitely add cinnamon next time I make some sugar cookies. I started a new puzzle today. Race you!

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  5. Thanks for the recipe. I love shortbread, and yours sounds delicious. I bet the spices make it really special.

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    1. The cinnamon and clove gives the shortbread a real festive flavour. X

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  6. The dried orange slices look very pretty and the shortbread sounds delicious! I'm off to convert the grams to ounces! :D

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    1. Thank you, Bless. I have one orange left, so I'm going to us it to bake some chocolate orange brownies. I hope you enjoy the shortbread. X

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  7. Dried orange slices look very decorative, pushing cloves into an orange takes such a while.

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    1. They do look pretty on the tree. I just love the scent of cloves at Christmas. X

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  8. The orange slice looks perfect and I bet they fill the air with a lovely aroma too. And thank you for the recipe - I have my grandson staying over so it's the perfect opportunity to bake some.
    xx

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    1. The recipe is so quick and easy and I'm sure Alex will love them. X

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  9. aargh, there are beautiful bakes all over the blog-world this morning, and I can't eat any of them, so please have a couple for me! they look gorgeous.

    (and your orange slices look great on the tree)

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  10. Love cinnamon and love shortbread so I will definitely give that recipe a go :) B x

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  11. The orange slice on the tree looks very pretty and I'm sure your shortbread tastes yummy.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. I can look forward to making my garland next Christmas instead. X

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  12. They look delicious, though I'm not a lover of cinnamon so I'd leave that out. I don't know why it happens but I'm always to the wire with my present shopping. I've got the main bulk of it done but I just know there'll be one or two presents left to get right at the end.

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    1. They are delicious with or without the cinnamon. With present shopping, I've often found that if I start too early, I'm still searching for the last few items until the last minute. X

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  13. I've never had cinnamon shortbread I'll have to give them a try, thank you for the recipe. Have a cosy weekend.x

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    1. The cinnamon flavour isn't too strong and they are very tasty. X

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  14. Lucky you! I still have a couple of errands to run in town. Shops are only just open again today and I might head out this weekend. Your cinnamon short bread is very tempting... thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Shopping has been a very different experience this year. I've needed to be much more organised than usual. X

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  15. That does look delicious. I might give it a go but I don't have cloves.

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    1. You can bake them with or without the cloves. They are still delicious. X

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  16. Loving the look of the orange slice...mine usually shrivel to a pityful state. x

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. I'm disappointed not to have made my garland but they do look pretty on the tree. X

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  17. Those dried oranges are so pretty! Did you dry them yourself? 'Easy' biscuits with not too many ingredients, now that's my kind of baking! (There's still room for error with me though, such as burning them :0) Lulu x

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    1. I did dry the oranges myself but I also kept one back to make some chocolate orange brownies this week :)
      My rule is never to make anything in the kitchen that takes to much time or effort, so these biscuits will be perfect. I hope you enjoy them. X

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  18. Oh delicious! they are definitely something I shall try :D, do link your lovely post to the 'Baking' link on my blog - definitely share your yummy photos x

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    1. I hope you enjoy them Kate, and I'll try to do the link up. X

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  19. I can smell the oranges and shortbread from here. Looks like I shall be baking tomorrow!
    xx

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    1. I hope you enjoy them. I think I'll be needing to bake some more myself. X

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  20. Well done with the shopping. The shortbread sounds delicious, I am sorely tempted.

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. The shortbread is delicious. Ours is almost all gone! X

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  21. Yummy shortbread - delicious :)

    All the best Jan

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  22. Ooh these sound lovely, may make them myself, thanks !

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