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Atlassian Bake-off: Nigel shares his super-easy Shortbread Recipe

My Inspiration

I always make Shortbread this time of year, it's a wonderful Christmas treat and can be shaped into Christmas Tree shapes, or just rectangles.  I thought a cookie would be easy to turn into the Ace logo, with a bit of chocolate for the swirly bit in the centre of the logo.

...and this is how they turned out.



The Recipe

This is a super-easy recipe for anyone, even if you have never baked before this is a perfect recipe to start your baking journey.  You only need 3 ingredients.

  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 100g Butter (chilled and diced)
  • 50g Caster Sugar


The Approach

  • Weigh out, and pour all the ingredients into a bowl
  • With your fingers crumble the mixture together until it turns into breadcrumbs
  • Squeeze together into a dough shape, if it's a bit crumbly don't worry
  • Roll it out on a flour covered surface, 5-6mm thick
  • Cut out the shapes and place on a baking tray
  • Sprinkly on some caster sugar and put in the fridge for 20 minutes (this gives you time to clear up the mess you've made so far)
  • Heat up the oven 170 degrees centigrade
  • Bake 10-15mins, until the Shortbread is a lovely golden colour
  • Leave the Shortbread to cool


(optional) Chocolate coating

  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water
  • Apply to the biscuits, this is the messy fun bit


The Highs

Even if they look a bit scrappy, they taste amazing.

The triangle template I made because I couldn't find a triangle shaped cookie cutter (see video for details)


The Lows

I had an idea for making a second template to shape the chocolate on top of the Shortbread, it worked for the first attempt, but then was a disaster.   Agile is about learning by doing, so plan B was devised which was to use a knife to spread the choc into a shape.


The video






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Kristin Lyons
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Dec 09, 2021

Oh that looks good, I don't think I've made shortbread before!

You've got to try it, it tastes amazing.  Let me know how you get on if you do.

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Nikki Zavadska _Appfire_
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Dec 11, 2021

Shortbread + Nutella = 💥🤤

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