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Stack of Eet-Som-Mor Whipped Shortbread biscuits.

Whipped Shortbread (Eet-Sum-Mor)

These whipped shortbread biscuits are rich, crisp, melt-in-the-mouth. Reminiscent of the Baker's Eet-Sum-Mor biscuits. And they only need pantry ingredients!
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 40 biscuits
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Mary-Lou


  • 180 grams butter
  • 50 grams icing sugar
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 250 grams plain or standard grade or all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter


  • Allow the butter to come to room temperature, it needs to be soft enough to whip.
  • Beat the butter, caster sugar, icing sugar together using a stand mixer, electric handheld mixer or whisk until the butter is light, fluffy and aerated.
    180 grams butter, 50 grams icing sugar, 100 grams caster sugar
  • Add in the flour and salt, mixing with a spatula or wooden spoon until a soft pliable dough forms. Knead the dough 3-5 times bringing the dough together into a ball.
    250 grams plain or standard grade or all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Place the dough on a piece of parchment or baking paper, and pat it into a square. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough until between 0.5 and 1cm in thickness. Cut the dough into 4cmx4cm squares on the parchment paper. Place the biscuits in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 170°C/340F and bake the biscuits for 10-15 minutes, until the biscuits are a nice golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  • Biscuits can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 weeks.


This recipe makes between 40 and 50 biscuits, depending on how thick you have rolled out the dough.
Make-ahead instructions: This biscuit batter can be made ahead of time, rolled out, cut and stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days before baking. Take the biscuits out of the fridge while the oven is preheating before baking.
For fan-forced or fan-assisted ovens decrease the temperature by 20°C/25F.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 58mg | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is an estimate. If scaling the recipe remember to scale your cook and bakeware accordingly.

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Course :Dessert, Snack
Cuisine :South African
Keyword :biscuits, cookies, eet-sum-mor, shortbread