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These Shortbread wreaths are almost too sweet to eat! Give this simple shortbread recipe a go, it's an easy staple everyone should know.

  • Makes about25
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time25 minutes, + cooling & setting time
Shortbread wreaths


  • 125g butter, softened
  • ¼ cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • ¼ cup (45g) rice flour
  • Dried cranberries, to decorate
  • Thinly sliced pistachios, to decorate
  • Flaked natural almonds, to decorate

Royal icing

  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg white
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1½ cups (240g) pure icing sugar, sifted

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Step 2

    Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until pale and creamy. Stir in the flour and rice flour. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth.
  3. Step 3

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 3mm-thick disc. Use a 7cm round fluted cutter to cut out discs. Use a 2cm round fluted cutter to cut a disc from the centre of each disc, rerolling the dough scraps. Place on the lined trays.
  4. Step 4

    Bake biscuits for 10-12 mins or until light golden. Cool biscuits on the trays.
  5. Step 5

    To make the royal icing, whisk the egg white and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Gradually add icing sugar, stirring well after each addition, until smooth.
  6. Step 6

    Place icing in a piping bag fitted with a 2mm plain nozzle. Pipe over the biscuits. Decorate with cranberries, pistachio and almond. Set aside for 30 mins to set.

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