6oz/185 grams icing sugar
Pinch of salt
Sift in the dry ingredients and mix initially with the beater until it looks like coarse bread crumbs.
Turn it out onto the bench and knead it into a ball.
Shape any way you like (I’ve made a few suggestions below).
Bake at 150 C 30 minutes.
The fun bit is shaping them.Pricked round biscuit Either roll the mixture into a log and slice the log into 1cm thick slices, prick with a fork and bake. Shaped shortbread Roll the mixture with a rolling pin until it is about 1cm thick and cut with your favourite shape cutters, for Xmas I like a star and place a silver cachou in the centre and bake. Multi coloured shortbread