M&M Shortbread Bears

This week we have had my boyfriends Auntie and Cousin visiting us in Berlin. As they were here on holiday we have enjoyed lots of yummy snacks this week and some delicious dinners. One night, with nothing delicious in our cupboards for dessert I decided that I would make my reliable shortbread recipe. This recipe is so simple and I always have these ingredients in the cupboards so it is really convenient for me to make at short notice. This week I decided to make it a little bit more exciting by adding in some chocolatey treats as I had a brand new bear shaped biscuit cutter courtesy of the boyfriend. The recipe is as follows;

Ingredients

  • 125g of Butter
  • 55g of Caster Sugar
  • 180g of Flour
  • 100g of Chocolate m&m’s

My Uncooked Shortbread Bears

Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 190
  2. Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is smooth
  3. Begin to stir in the flour in stages through a sive and contiune to mix together thoroughly
  4. Once you have added 75% of the flour add the m&m’s and the remaining flour to the mixture and mix together
  5. At this stage the mixture turns from a paste to a crumbly mixture so use your hands to create a ball with the mixture
  6. Dust a dry and clean surface with flour and roll the mixture out to 1cm thick
  7. Cut out your shapes and place on baking paper on a baking tray (you may have mixture left over, keeping rolling our until you use all of the mixture for the shapes)
  8. Put the shapes into the fridge for 20 minutes
  9. Put into the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until golden

My Cooked Shortbread M&M Bears

As you can see the final results look amazing and the taste lived up to it too! This shortbread recipe is great to keep in your mind when you want a quick mini dessert or just as a snack with your coffee. If m&m’s aren’t your thing just leave them out of the recipe and the biscuits are still great. Another great serving suggestion is to dip half the biscuit into melted chocolate and allow to set before serving.

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