Laura Ashley The Tea Room’s Festive Shortbread

Laura Ashley The Tea Room’s Festive Shortbread 

To celebrate the festive season, Nigel Cooke, Head Chef at Laura Ashley The Tea Room Solihull has shared his festive shortbread recipe. The recipe makes 30 – 35 biscuits, ideal to make as gifts to impress your friends and family this Christmas.


  • 225g butter, softened
  • 110g caster sugar, plus a pinch for dusting
  • 225g plain flour
  • 110g cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus a pinch for dusting
  • Zest of 1 orange


  • Preheat your oven to 180⁰C
  • Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy
  • Slowly fold in the flour, cornflour and cinnamon and mix until fully combined.
  • Roll your biscuit dough mixture into a ball
  • On a lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out your biscuit dough until it is approximately 1cm thick
  • Use a biscuit cutter to cut out your biscuits
  • Place on to lined baking tray and prick each biscuit 3-4 times with a fork
  • Place in fridge for 1 hour to chill
  • Sprinkle finely grated orange zest over your biscuits and bake at 180⁰C for 18-20 mins
  • Once baked, mix your extra pinch of sugar with a little cinnamon and sprinkle over the biscuits before leaving them to cool Instagram – @Lauraashleythetearoom Twitter – @LATheTeaRoom Facebook – Laura Ashley The Tea Room

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