Shape your shortbread

Are you looking for a homemade gift you can share with friends and family this Christmas?

Maybe you could take some inspiration from the children at St Nicholas Early Education, Lochinvar, who have shared their Christmas shortbread recipe. The children had a wonderful time rolling out the dough and cutting it into Christmas stars and trees.

Maybe you have some little friends who would enjoy helping you in the kitchen too.

Most St Nicholas Early Education centres provide a full-service menu, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, prepared by cooks and enjoyed by children.


  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla essence optional


Chop flour and butter together and rub into small crumbs.


Add sugar and work together to form a firm dough.

Wrap in plastic and rest in fridge for 20 minutes.

Roll out onto a bench top.

Cut shapes and bake on a dry baking tray for about 20 minutes at 180°C.


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Brooke Robinson

Brooke is Content Officer for the Communications Team in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

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