Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits

Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits

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Seeing the soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture of shortbread biscuits, many people tend to think that it contains eggs. But, actually it does not. Plain flour, sugar and butter are all that you need to make incredible Rich Shortbread Biscuits.

The crumbly texture and pleasant light colour of these eggless butter biscuits come from the generous use of butter. Since the dough will be a little soft, you must refrigerate it before cutting; otherwise it will be difficult to handle.

Serve with hot Elaichi Tea or coffee along with other evening tea snacks .

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Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits recipe - How to make Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     25Makes 25 biscuits
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1 3/4 cups plain flour (maida)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
a pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
plain flour (maida) for rolling
  1. Combine the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and cream it gently using a spatula.
  2. Add the vanilla essence and plain flour and knead into a soft dough without using any water. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  4. Roll a portion of the dough into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter circle using a little plain flour for rolling.
  5. Cut into 8 small rounds of approx. 37 mm. (1½”) in diameter with the help of a round cookie cutter.
  6. Scrape off the dough remaining after cutting the cookie rounds and continue making more cookies.
  7. Arrange the cookies on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 15 minutes.
  8. Cool completely, store in an air tight container or pack in a tiffin box.

Nutrient values per biscuit
Energy88 cal
Protein0.8 g
Carbohydrates8.6 g
Fiber0 g
Fat5.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A219.5 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium1.8 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium56.9 mg
Potassium11.8 mg
Zinc0 mg

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Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits
 on 14 Jul 21 06:32 PM

Hi, Can we use vegetable oil 1 cup instead of butter?
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Tarla Dalal    No butter is best for this recipe.
28 Jul 21 03:36 PM
Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits
 on 01 Jan 21 06:56 PM

Flatten the dough & bake as a sheet. Then cut it up. It saves time & still turns out crisp & yummy! Thanks for the recipe!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
01 Jan 21 08:34 PM
Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits
 on 11 Oct 18 06:27 PM

Hi how are you? Please can you give me the recipe in gm because i don''t know how to do in cups.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Chandni, 437.5gm cups plain flour (maida) 125gm powdered sugar 250gm butter
12 Oct 18 09:23 AM
Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits
 on 05 Jul 18 09:33 PM

Ma''am just wanted to know how much is 1 cup of butter ..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mana, 1 cup is approximately 200gm.
06 Jul 18 08:49 AM
Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits
 on 20 Jan 17 10:44 AM

busicuit kub crispy bane and tasty bhi