Cinnamon Shortbread


A little twist on the traditional Scottish shortbread!

We always had a tin of homemade shortbread in the cupboard when I was growing up in Edinburgh and with our current wintery weather here in Australia I thought a little warming cinnamon might make a pleasant change.

What can I say ……….. there’s none left! It must be good!

Makes 20 biscuits. You can also freeze the unbaked dough and the baked shortbread.


220g butter

120g caster sugar plus a little extra

300g plain flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Process the butter and sugar.

Add the flour and process until coming together as a dough.

Spread out a large piece of plastic wrap on your work surface.

Tip the dough onto it and form into a long sausage, around 5-6cm diameter.

Pop in to the fridge for 30mins at least.

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Centigrade. Line two baking sheets with baking parchment.

Take the dough out of the fridge and unwrap, keeping the plastic wrap under it.

Sprinkle a little sugar along the sausage and roll around until completely covered.

Slice the dough into discs, around 1cm thick.

Place the biscuit dough onto the prepared sheets and place them in the oven.

Bake for 25 mins and then allow to cool on a wire rack.



52 thoughts on “Cinnamon Shortbread”

    1. I love lavender too but the boys find it too floral 😦 I’m working on a coffee version just now, combining two of my favourite flavours and using my home roasted beans! πŸ™‚ Ros

  1. This looks like a great recipe! I will try it in autumn when I can bear to turn on my oven. I wish it were autumn. I want a cookie.

  2. thanks for stopping by my blog.. we did a lot of baking this past week, so it may be a while before my wife let’s me back in the kitchen.. but I love the idea of cin. short bread.. guess i will have to do some conversions and a bit of research as well.. caster sugar? πŸ™‚ jt

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s