Desserts & Baking

Cardamom-and-thyme shortbread

Makes 12
20 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling time
15 minutes

“These addictive biscuits are also good to eat without the icing. They freeze well, so make a big batch to store for a day when you need to keep the kids busy by icing them.”- Abigail Donnelly

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  • 2 x 300 g boxes Woolworths Easy to Bake butter biscuit mix
  • 1 t ground cardamom
  • 1 T rose-water
  • 2 T fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • For the icing:
  • 150 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 T rose-water
  • 1 T water or lemon juice approx

1 Prepare the biscuit mix according to package instructions, adding the cardamom and rose-water when you add the oil. Bake according to package instructions and allow to cool.

2 To make the icing, mix the icing sugar, rose-water and water or lemon juice to make a thick paste. Ice the cooled biscuits.

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Photographs: Jan Ras
Production: Abigail Donnelly 
Food assistant: Josh van Zyl

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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