Bake a Father's Day treat

This month we challenged Jade who writes a lovely blog called Unique Young Mum to make us a treat for Father’s Day. She actually made two delicious treats for us. It was hard to decide which one to share but we’re sure you’ll enjoy her shortbread cookies.

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Shortbread cookies

From the age of eight, I was raised single-handedly by my father, seeing my mum on a weekly basis. My father was and still is a hard working man, always ensuring his children never went without, and so throughout our adult lives, me and my siblings always try to go the extra mile on occasions such as my dad’s birthday, Christmas and Father’s Day, just as he did with us when we were growing up. My dad doesn’t like us spending money on him, and always appreciates the thought rather than the cost, so this Father's Day, I’ll be gifting my dad with sweet bakes, and lots of them!

Ingredients

  • 100g Trex baking butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 5g caster sugar to finish
  • 160g plain flour
  • Chocolate chips

Makes: 10-20 shortbread cookies.
Bake time: 12-15 minutes, depending on your taste.
Prep time: 20 minutes.

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/fan oven 160ºC/Gas Mark 4 and grease a baking tray or two with butter, or parchment paper. Beat the sugar and Trex together until smooth, then add in the flour until you get a smooth paste. Once done, add in chocolate chip chunks or pieces. This takes around 10 minutes in total.

Step 2

Flour a work surface, and with a rolling pin, roll the dough flat until 1cm thick.

Step 3

Use any cookie/food cutters of your choice to cut out your selected shortbread cookie shape, and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle the shortbread cookies with caster sugar.

Step 4

Heat in the oven for around 12-15 minutes.

Top tip

Once done, you can leave the shortbread cookies as they are, or you can decorate with icing or melted chocolate and toppings of your choice.