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The Best Air Fryer Shortbread In 11 Minutes

If you are looking for a delicious shortbread recipe that is deliciously crispy, crumbly and melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside, look no further! With the help of an air fryer, you can whip up this easy and yummy shortbread recipe in just 11 minutes. All you’ll need is three ingredients. Get ready to savour the flavour!

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Can I bake shortbread in the air fryer?

Yes, you can bake biscuits in your air fryer! It is a fast and convenient way to make delicious biscuits quickly, and the air fryer also imparts an irresistible crispiness. They take 11 minutes compared to 26 minutes in the oven for the traditional shortbread cooking method!

Do I need to preheat the air fryer to make biscuits?

No, there is no need to preheat. Place the shortbread tins on the air fryer tray, set your air fryer to 160 degrees C, and bake for 11 minutes.

Do I need to turn them halfway through?

No, there is no need to turn them as they will bake evenly in the tins resulting in a crispy outing and melt-in-the-mouth middle,

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What type of tins can I use for baking in the air fryer?

When it comes to baking in your air fryer, many types of cooking tins can be used. Aluminium or stainless steel tins are ideal for baking biscuits and other baked goods such as cakes and cookies. Non-stick tins also work well but remember that some non-stick surfaces may wear out more quickly than others. Additionally, oven-safe glassware such as Pyrex dishes or ramekins can be used for baking in the air fryer as long as they fit in the appliance.

I use heart-shaped tartlet tins made of nonstick carbon steel in this recipe and a Tefal 3-in-1 air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 250 g Plain White Flour
  • 75 g Caster Sugar
  • 175 g Salted Butter, softened

How to make the most delicious air fryer shortbread at home

  • Grease the heart-shaped tins. No need to preheat the air fryer.
  • Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl. Rub in butter until fine breadcrumbs
  • Knead the mixture together, transfer it to the tins, and press down evenly.
  • Prick the shortbread lightly with a fork all over. Transfer to the air fryer and place on the air fryer tray.
  • Bake for 11 minutes on the air fryer setting at 160°C.
  • Quickly sprinkle caster sugar on top and leave to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container

Try my other recipe Air Fryer Scones – they are done in 6 minutes!

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air fryer shortbread hearts uk recipe

Quick and Easy Shortbread Recipe

Rachel
This easy shortbread recipe takes only three ingredients – butter, sugar, and flour. It's quick to prepare (takes 11 minutes to bake) and they lkeep for a long time! Perfect for Christmas baking!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Course Afternoon Tea, Pudding, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 6
Calories 409 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g Plain White Flour
  • 75 g Caster Sugar
  • 175 g Salted Butter, softened

Instructions
 

  • Grease the heart shaped tins. No need to preheat the air fryer.
  • Mix the flour and sugar in a bowl. Rub in butter until fine breadcrumbs
  • Knead mixture together and transfer to the tins and press down evenly.
  • Prick the shortbread lightly with a fork all over.
  • Bake for 11 minutes on the air fryer setting at 160°C.
  • Quickly sprinkle caster sugar on top and leave to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.
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Notes

You can make these into shortbread fingers as in the recipe or use round tartlet tins as seen in the images. If using the tartlet tins, reduce the cooking time by 10 mins but make sure they are golden brown.

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 189mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 729IUCalcium: 13mgIron: 2mg
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