shortbread fingers with roasted cashew nuts

I love the sweetness of toasted cashew nuts with shortbread. They add a little extra crunch and flavour.

These are so easy to make.

What you need to make these:

  • 270gm butter (room temp)
  • 160gm castor sugar
  • 300gms flour
  • 150gm cornflour
  • 60gm chopped up toasted cashew nuts

How to make:

  • Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees c
  • using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until pale and light
  • add the chopped nuts and combine
  • add the flour and cornflour (I generally always sieve it in) and fold this into the sugar and butter mixture by hand until mixed into a stiff dough
  • line a baking tray with baking paper and gently press it evenly across the surface until you get the desired thickness
  • if the pan is too big, just use the area that is required. The dough is thick enough and will not spread out of shape
  • bake for 10 – 15 minutes until they are just turning a light golden brown
  • whilst the shortbread is still warm, cut into finger to the desired size (I find a pizza cutter works really well for this) and sprinkle over some castor sugar
  • allow to cool before eating or storing

You could dip these into dark chocolate or coat with caramel if you wanted to add another layer of decadence.

buttery with a little bit of crunch

bake and cool in the tray

5 Responses to shortbread fingers with roasted cashew nuts

  1. Adele January 18, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Hallo! Just found your blog and loving every minute of it. You can’t beat shortbread, and I really like your idea of adding cashews. Definitely my favourite nut.

  2. drizzleanddip January 19, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Thanks Adele
    I think macadamias and other nuts would also work well

  3. Robyn January 20, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    hmmm… yes, macadamia nuts would be great! These look great though, nothing beats buttery and nutty.

  4. Nadine May 11, 2016 at 7:45 pm #

    What about pecans and fudge?

  5. Sam May 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    Hi Nadine, Im sure those would work well too.

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