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.
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”
This is a hearty one!
Thanks Chris. 🙂 Ros
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Thanks for the re blog postdot! 🙂 Ros
We love shortbread too, but I don’t think I’ve tried cinnamon – green tea and lavender are two of our favourites!
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! 🙂 Ros
I have to stop reading your posts since they are not good for my diet 😉 I will still make them 😀
Oh dear! I do apologise Ingrid!!! 🙂 Ros
Looks wonderful and tasty! Yum!
Thanks jchbutler! 🙂 Ros
Wow…this looks so good!
Thank you The Seasoned Heart, you are very kind! 🙂 Ros
So, this is like my true Scottish Shortbread recipe with cinnamon added.. Yummy!
Thanks Lorraine 🙂 Ros
Oh yes! What a nice twist on a classic.
Glad you like the look of them Gina! 🙂 Ros
No wonder that none is left. Thanks for the recipe!
My pleasure Cookingwithoutgluten! 🙂 Ros
This looks fab! I have to say this Florida girl is pretty envious of your cooler weather, though!
Haha, I’m loving the cooler weather The_Twine! The creek is finally flowing and the frogs are going mad! Winter is definitely my season! 🙂 Ros
Love it !! Keep it up girl
Thanks atasteofcakery! 🙂 Ros
love the idea of keeping a batch in the fridge for unexpected visitors!
freezer is what I meant, sorry :p
It’s a great cheat Kateface! 🙂 Ros
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.
I hear you Lori, summer seems never ending here in Western Australia, I’m loving our winter weather!
Mmmm. Looks yummy!
Thanks Sally 🙂 Ros
I’m supposed to be a chef but with recipes like this I just want to be a baker!
Thanks Jennifer, I’m a HUGE fan if shortbread! 🙂 Ros
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? 🙂 jt
Hi JT, caster sugar is fine sugar, it sits between granulated and icing, I use it for all of my baking. 🙂 Ros
This looks and sounds amazing. I’m definitely going to try this recipe!
Thanks so much Kimberly! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 🙂 Ros
Almost the season!
It might be for you J. Michael Wilbanks but we are heading into spring, mind you, I had to scrape ice off the car this morning, the fourth time ever while living in Western Australia! 🙂 Ros
Thanks for the link Mouth Brothels, love your severed fingers! I use almond flakes for the finger nails!!! 🙂 Ros
Mmmm I think I’ll have to have a go at this one!
Enjoy Kiwi Cheapskate! 🙂 Ros
This looks delicious! Will have to try these soon. :o)
Thanks Alicia, they taste great and make the house smell amazing too 🙂 Ros
Cinnamon and shortbread…two of my favorite things! Looking forward to making these soon 🙂
Enjoy DD! 🙂 Ros
I love, love, love any kind of shortbread and anything with cinnamon. This one is a natural in my book!
Thanks isunny46! 🙂 Ros
Thanks for liking my post on Lemon Bundt cake! These shortbread biscuits look great!
Thanks cdharini! 🙂 Ros
Yum, sounds great!
Thanks Sabrina, that’s really kind of you! 🙂 Ros