Vanilla Cinnamon Shortbread


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So, if you know me well enough you would know how obsessed i have been with shortbread recently. I’ve been buying packets and packets of shortbread and finishing a pack in only 1 day. Crazy right!

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Ive gained so much weight – and this has never been an issue to me until now. Its the first time i’ve had to diet and i seem to understand everybody who is having such a hard time! 😦

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Okay lets get to the food. Thats the reason we are here right?  The base for a good shortbread is mixing together butter, sugar and flour. I decided to spice things a bit up by adding cinnamon powder.Vanilla Cinnamon Shortbread

To give it an extra taste a little bit of vanilla extract was added. The recipe is so easy to make and can be made really quickly in only a few simple steps.

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Vanilla Cinnamon Shortbread

Makes around 6-8 shortbreads.



  • 60g butter
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 70g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius
  2. Cream the butter  and sugar
  3. Mix in the vanilla extract
  4. Sift in the flour and cinnamon powder and fold in
  5. Place the mixture in a food processor and blend until a dough is formed
  6. On your work surface sift a little flour and roll the dough
  7. Cut the dough into whatever shape you like
  8. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.


Enjoy 🙂

The Cake Architect


Leave a comment below letting me know if you love shortbread as much as I do! 🙂


7 thoughts on “Vanilla Cinnamon Shortbread

  1. Shortbread is heaven, although the recipe I use has a different butter to sugar ratio than yours. Try cardamom and dark chocolate combo it’s gorgeous (basically what my chef ex-boyfie used to win me over). And also just a tip, if you make it less dough-y, you can put it all in a baking dish and then cut them out as soon as they’re out of the over. Gives a better shape 😉

      1. Cardamom and dark chocolate sounds amazing, i’ll definitely try it out! 😍
        Thanks so much for all the tips, I was looking for a way to get the shortbreads in more even shapes! xx ❤

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