Remember that time last month when I unsuccessfully tried to make caramel and instead ended up with a box full of toffee pieces?
Not being one to waste anything sugary, earlier on in the week I managed to utilise at least some of the little shards in some shortbread-esque type biscuits! These melt in the mouth but with a little burst of toffee crunch. Of course anything with a similar flavour/texture would work well – chocolate chips or tiny chunks of fudge would complement the vanilla.
Vanilla Toffee Shortbread Thins
- 210g salted butter
- 160g sugar (I used 120g golden caster sugar and 40g Sugar and Crumbs vanilla icing sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (I didn’t use this as I already had the vanilla flavoured sugar)
- 150g plain flour
- 150g cornflour
- Additions: 50g toffee pieces/fudge chunks/chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 160c fan/180c/Gas 4, and line two baking trays with baking parchment.
Cream the butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract if using.
Mix in the flours, and throw in your additions if using, until it starts coming together in one ball.
Use your hands to bring the dough together into a smooth ball, then wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for between 20-30 minutes.