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Traditional Spelt Shortbread (just 4 ingredients)

This easy and quick traditional spelt shortbread recipe is made using only 4 ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cookie
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Spelt Shortbread
Servings: 8 cookies


  • 150g butter (softened)
  • 50g sugar (extra for sprinkling)
  • 175g spelt flour
  • 25g rice flour


  • Pre-heat the oven to 150ÂșC and grease a small, round pan (I used a 6" spring-form but you could pretty much use any size and then adjust the baking time). 
  • Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Combine the flours and stir into the butter/sugar, mixing until a dough pulls together. Scrape the last bits together with your hands.
  • Press the dough into the prepared pan, pushing it up to the edges. Take the back of a spoon and smooth the top until it is even. Decorate by pushing a fork, or something else, into the dough. Score lines into the dough almost all the way down and then sprinkle with a little sugar. 
  • Bake for around 30-35 minutes, just until the edges are browning but the rest still looks pale. Cool for ten minutes or so, then cut through the scores you made before baking. Allow the shortbread to cool completely before moving them. Enjoy!


I use grams in my recipes as weighing ingredients is the most accurate method. However, if cups are your thing, you can convert my measurements at Cook it Simply.