These Easy Shortbread hearts with White Chocolate and dried raspberries are definitely fit for a Royal Wedding.

So in honour of Meghan and Harry’s Big Day, we present our recipe to you so that we can all share the celebration. Shortbread is intrinsically British (well Scottish if you want to split hairs) and we love it. What’s not to love about this light, crumbly buttery biscuit that dissolves into a taste sensation of sugary deliciousness in your mouth.

Shortbread is also perfect for a picnic so remember to include them in your Royal Picnic if you are planning to watch the nuptials. (Carpet Picnics in front of the TV count in our houses too).

Congratulation to Harry & Meghan – we wish you a wonderful day and a lifetime of happiness x

What you Need

  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 110g caster sugar (and a spoonful for dusting afterwards)
  • 225g plain flour
  • 110g cornflour
  • Pinch of salt

To decorate

  • White Chocolate
  • Dried Raspberries

 

What To Do

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease or line 2 baking trays.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy and throughly combined.
  4. Sift the flour, cornflour and salt together.
  5. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly combined into a ball of sticky dough.
  6. Tip the mixture out onto a floured surface and lightly knead until the texture is smooth.
  7. Roll out your dough (we like it fairly chunky but remember it will rise a little) to about 1cm.
  8. Prick the dough with a fork (you can skip this) and cut into the shape you desire.
  9. Pop your shapes carefully into the baking treats and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
  10. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (this massively depends on how big your cut shapes are obviously) or until the shortbread is turning a slight golden brown around the edges.
  11. remove from the oven and leave to firm up before placing them on a wire rack to cool.
  12. Dust with sugar (or decorate when cool) before serving.

The joy of Shortbread is that you can add any flavour you like – throw in a handful of chocolate chips, some cocoa powder or a sprinkling of lavender to elevate it further or decorate it as we have here.