Choc Chip & Flax Seed Shortbread

INGREDIENTS

 

8 ozs (225g) Plain Flour
4 ozs (100g) Cornflour
4 ozs (100g) Icing Sugar
8 ozs (225g) Butter
A handful of Chocolate Chips
A small handful of Flax Seeds (Linseeds)

 METHOD

 

 

 

Chop butter into small pieces, and place into processor with sieved flour, cornflour and icing sugar. Whizz until it gathers into a ball.

either….

Turn the mixture out onto floured surface, work in the choc chips and flax seeds and roll out to ½ inch thick. Cut into rounds with pastry cutter and place on a greased baking tray.

Or

Roll into a large sausage, work in the choc chips and flax seeds until evenly incorporated throughout the dough, roll out into a large sausage shape and cut into thick slices (my preferred option its quicker!)

Just thought i’d mentioned the Flax seeds again… they’re a gorgeous colour 🙂  as well as being healthy and good for you!.   I only found out last week that they are also known as Linseed’s, just goes to show you learn something new all the time 🙂

Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350f/ 180c / Gas 4 till firm and light brown. Place on a wire rack and sprinkle with caster sugar while warm.

Tip – to keep shortbread fresh and crisp, place in a plastic bag when cool and then in an airtight tin.

Update : When my OH got in from working, he had a cup of tea and one of my choc chip and flax seed shortbread rounds… “oh” he says… “these wee seeds just look like dog fleas” !!?!?!?!

Dog Flea’s indeed… !! he did enjoy the shortbread tho, until on his last mouthful crunched a seed in between his teeth and it put him right off … guess i’ll leave the flax seeds out the next time… either that or rename them 🙂   “Choc Chip ‘n’ Dog Flea Shortbread” LOL

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6 thoughts on “Choc Chip & Flax Seed Shortbread

  1. hehe dog flea’s.

    Just to let you know the craft evening is still going 🙂
    next on in clackmannan agian at sandy’s

    Linz aka fws

  2. This sounds great! I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I am wondering though, how many shortbreads does this make? Thanks for your help. 🙂
    Stacey

  3. Hi Stacey…

    You should get around 12 good sized rounds made from this quantity..

    Let me know how you get on and if you like the recipe once you make some 🙂

  4. I tried the recipe tonight minus the flax seeds as I did not have any on hand. It was delicious and so easy to make. 🙂 This is a recipe that I will keep and use again and again. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    As for the quantity, I made 12 good sized rounds just like you said. They are a nice size. Thank you.

  5. Hi Stacey….

    It is a great recipe and i’m really pleased you liked it, and found it easy to make 🙂

    You can do so many variations with it too, its very adaptable… dried cranberry and cinnamon at christmas time is lovely too 🙂

    take care x

  6. Hi Stacey….

    It is a great recipe and i’m really pleased you liked it, and found it easy to make 🙂

    You can do so many variations with it too, its very adaptable… dried cranberry and cinnamon at christmas time is lovely too 🙂

    take care x

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