How to make it

  • Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together until light, plae and fluffy. Alternatively, process them in a food processor, then scrape the mixture into a bowl.
  • Sift together the flour, ground rice and salt and stir into the butter and sugar with a wooden spoon, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Working quickly, gather the dough together with your hand, then put it on a clean work surface. Knead lightly together until it forms a ball, but take care not to over knead or the shortbread will be tough and greasy. Lightly roll into a sausage shape about 3 inch thick. Wrap the roll of dough in clear film and chill until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375 derees. LIne 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.
  • Pour the sugar on to a sheet of parchment. Unwrap the dough an roll it in the sugar until evenly coated. Using a large, sharpknife, slice the roll into discs anbout 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place the dics on to the baking sheets, spacing them well apart. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until very pale gold in color.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle with sugar. Leav to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  • michellem 16 years ago
    I can't wait to try this..I have never baked with rice flour before. Do I need to get it at a specialty kitchen store? Thanks for sharing this with us!
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    My Mother made shortbread cookies with rice flour and they were always the BEST!!! Thank you for a "5" rated recipe ;-)
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