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November 20, 2014


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We LOVE this recipe... but when I tried with Gluten after flour for a coeliac friend it was possibly in the category or unmitigated disaster... any suggestions about altering the ratio?

Claudia Perez

I absolutely love your blog! I am new to blogging and your blog is one of a few that inspired me to finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and start my own blog. I would love for you to check my blog out, if you want.


thank you for inspiring me :)


What am I doing wrong? I measured out 50g soft marge, 100g sugar and 150g plain flour and rubbed it all together, but no amount of rubbing, squidging etc. brings it all together in a soft dough. Help..................please.

Helen J


Lucy these look so lovely where do you get the hearts and dots from they would make such lovely decorations on shortbread Christmas Trees


I love shortbread! My mother in law makes really great shortbread.


Followed your link to the boy biscuits.
I think I would have expected buttons too.
Wonder if this question ever comes up with snowMEN? Or are they all presumed to be wearing clothes?

ann clements

i made these biscuits this morning instead of butter I used stork margarine which I use for all my bakes and cake making


For a festive twist, turn them upside down and make them into reindeer! For inspiration, check out this link http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/1200x/09/e9/a9/09e9a90dc4d9f3e7de613e46e59ac714.jpg You could even use the little heart sprinkles for noses!


You can sometimes find family cutters in the £1, much more pocket friendly than the lakeland version but just as cute, the adult ones are huge though and only my hubbie can manage an adult sized biscuit x


Ooh lovely thanks for sharing Lucy they are lovely xx


I've just discovered your blog... I'll be checking in from now on...
I skipped though your postings for 2014. Very creative. Your certainly are surrounded by color.

Frances Birks

Hi Lucy where did you get the dots and red hat's? The selection in my small local Morrison's has nothing quite as sweet, lust hundreds and thousands. I have never made short bread, I can't wait to give this recipe a go!thanks Frances

Jen Y

What an easy way to remember this recipe! 3 ingredients 1,2,3. I'll be saving this.

Helen Sikkes Lowe

Oh my goodness, the boy biscuits!! I didn't see that post first time around, and I just laughed out loud when I read it! Little boys are so funny :)


These look adorable - and very yummy. I wish I could just grab one through the montitor :-) While reading your post I spent time wondering how you made the little hearts, that is until I came up to the point where you mentioned you have them ready made. So cool - I will have to look out for these thingies. Hopefully they are available in German supermarkets :-)

Oh and these shortbread doughs tastes great with a bit of Spekulatius spice! Very christmas-y. :-)

Take care


Delish! They look so simple to make! And who knew how undemanding the ingredient volumes were? I love to bake but live with a diabetic and a non-sweet-tooth, so I'm always trying to halve or even quarter my dessert recipes! Thanks for sharing :)

Jo Navin

Hee hee, the little boy biscuits sooo funny :-) Love the tiny heart decorations, thank you for sharing the recipe. Hope you have a lovely cosy weekend, love Jo xxx


LOVE your recipe!!!

Jo Browning

Oh my goodness! I just read your post and have tears rolling down my face from laughing so hard! Even had to share this one with hubby and he thinks Little Man should sell his cookies and call them "Little Man Cookies!!"

From one of your fans in the U.S.A.


Suzy, caster sugar is finer than granulated but still grainy. Growing up it was always white, but you see golden caster sugar a lot now which is a pale golden brown.


I have been baking gingerbread people for years and I have always wondered if one should eat the legs first and listen to them scream or eat the head first and watch their little legs go. That's terribly perverse to think about, but then eating people, cookie people or not, is kind of perverse too. Love your shortbread people! :)


I love your little people biscuits and the recipe sounds delicious. I'm not surprised your youngsters loved them.

Carol aka Dansnan

Now I have a "need" for some hm shortbtread too!

Carol xx


Caster sugar? Is that granulated white sugar or confectioners' powdered sugar? Or light brown sugar? These are much simpler sounding than my traditional sugar cookie recipe. Thanks!


I miss my baking days - I am now back at work. But I think these need to be done for Christmas cookies. I love your posts - they always brighten my day.

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