Classic New Zealand Shortbread Recipe: A Taste Of Tradition

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Classic Shortbread Recipe

Ingredients:

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1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Sift in flour and salt, then mix until well combined.
Press dough into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
Cut into squares while still warm, then let cool completely before serving.

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Steps:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Sift in flour, then mix until well combined.
Fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
Form dough into a log shape, then wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Slice dough into rounds and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers

Steps:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Sift in flour, then mix until well combined.
Stir in lemon zest and lavender flowers.
Press dough into a greased 9-inch round baking pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
Slice into wedges while still warm, then let cool completely before serving.