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Grandma's Almond Shortbread

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Other
Servings 12 slices


  • 180 g Plain Flour
  • 60 g Icing Sugar
  • 120 g Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 30 g Flaked Almonds
  • Milk for brushing before baking


  • Mix the flour and icing sugar in a bowl.
  • Rub the butter into the flour and sugar until it starts to form together in a dough.
  • Wrap the dough in clingfilm and place in the fridge to rest for 30-60 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees C (150 degrees C for fan ovens).
  • Roll the dough out to approximately 1 1/2 cm thick.
  • Using a knife, cut the shortbread into 9-12 small rectangles.
  • Place the shortbread onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Brush the top of the shortbread with a small amount of milk.
  • Add flaked almonds to the top of the shortbread (you may need to press these down a little).
  • Bake in the oven for between 15 and 20 minutes (until pale golden in colour).
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire tray for approximately 30 minutes.
Keyword shortbread, simple