Brown Sugar Shortbread recipe

Brown sugar adds a really lovely caramel flavour to these still very simple shortbread biscuits.


  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. caster sugar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/gas mark 3.

  2. Grease a baking tin.

  3. Mix the flour, brown sugar, caster sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Add in the butter.

  4. Rub the butter into the mixture with the pads of your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.

  5. Once it resembles breadcrumbs, pack it together until it forms a ball.

  6. Flour a work surface and roll the dough out until about 20cm wide. Pop onto your baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.

  7. Cut into fingers or wedges.

These will keep for up to one month in an airtight container, or you could freeze them.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Reviews and Comments:

Brown Sugar Shortbread Review by Keely on 11th February 2012:

It was really nice, I think I should make it again.

Brown Sugar Shortbread Review by Huuundaaaa on 6th March 2011:

Scrummy in my tummy! Me and my brother made these but it tasted like vinegar! Good thing my Aunt likes vinegar because she sure loved it! Thumbs up