Who Needs Butter Shortbread

I had some family over the other day and wanted to make some shortbread we could all enjoy together. I decided to test out this dairy free shortbread recipe I found on a blog called madebyluci  https://madebyluci.co.uk/simple-vegan-shortbread/

Here’s a copy of the recipe:


  • 100g caster sugar
  • 80g vegetable fat (eg: Trex)
  • 80g vegetable spread (eg: Vitalite)
  • 205g plain flour
  • 55g corn flour
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line a couple of cookie sheets or baking trays with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  2. Cream together the vegetable fat, spread and caster sugar in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Sift in the flours and add the pinch of salt. Mix together with a spoon or your hand until it forms a dough.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, or if the bowl is big enough leave it in there, and knead it for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Place the dough between two sheets of greaseproof paper and roll it out to about 1cm thick – I don’t recommend going less 0.5cm thick.
  6. Using a cookie cutter, cut as many biscuits out as you can before re-rolling the dough and repeating, until all the dough is used up.
  7. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  8. Once done, remove to a wire rack to cool completely


I made the shortbread festive with my recently purchased christmas tree and snowflake cookie cutters. The christmas tree shaped shortbread are plain whilst the snowflake shortbread contain glace cherries. I made a double batch, using my cutters I made 42 biscuits and baked for 15-20 minutes. Hopefully your agree they look yummy!

They went down a treat and I’m enjoying the extra ones I made to nibble on during the week 🙂

I’m happy I tried this recipe, I hope your also give the recipe a go too.

Dairyfreenewbie x

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