Shortbread in a Food Processor

Food Processor Shortbread

I broke my food processor recently, entirely my own fault, but the moto of the story is do not try and stuff as many smoked mackerel fillets in there as physically possible - just wont do it any good! 

I couldn't be without a processor so I ordered one straight away. It arrived on my doorstep the next day and I decided to christen it with some really simple Shortbread. I've never really used processors for anything other than chopping before, but I'm determined to make full use of this one...and try my hardest not to lose any of the attachments!


| Serves: Makes 15 biscuits | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Total Time: 30 Minutes |


  • 125g Butter, cut into cubes
  • 60g Caster Sugar
  • 175g Plain Flour
  • 1-2 TBSP MIlk
  • 1/2 TSP Vanilla Extract


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c/160fan.
  • Step 2: Place Butter, Sugar and Flour into the processor and blitz until you get a mixture that resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Step 3: Add the milk 1 TBSP at a time (you might only need 1 TBSP) and the Vanilla Extract and pulse until a dough forms.
  • Step 4: Take the dough out of the processor and knead for 2 minutes then roll out to a thickness of 1cm on a floured surface. Cut into shapes using a cutter, place the biscuits on a non stick baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.

| Author: Beth Sachs | Date:  17th March 2010 |


  1. Love the new food processor and that shorbread looks delish!

  2. Beth, those Shortbreads look perfect!

    I love my MagiMix 5200, couldn't be without it now.


  3. That looks like a really nice food processor. I broke my mini-one last week making carrot sauce & need to find a replacement

  4. The new food processor came at exactly the right time for you Beth. You can't go far wrong with Kenwood.

  5. Nice food processor! The shortbread looks amazing.

  6. The shortbread look delicious, so much easier to make in the processor than by hand too!

  7. I hadn't thought of making shortbread in the processor - must try it next time.

  8. I love shortbread cookies! Yours look perfect!

  9. Your shortbread turned out beautifully Beth. I will be trying it. So simple!

    ps I have an award for you, come and collect it :)

  10. Lovely picture of the shortbread Beth. Lucky you - I really need a processor! I'm on the hunt. x

  11. Food processors are perfect for shortbread, yours looks delicious!


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