Matariki Shortbread Biscuits (Vegan and Dairy Free)

June 16, 2023

Simple and delicious vegan and dairy-free star-shaped shortbread biscuits. Easy and perfect for the whole family to bake and enjoy!

TOP TIP: If you're short for time, the dough can be combined in a stand mixer. Simply put all ingredients in stand mixer then with the flat beater attachment, combine dough. This can also be done in a food processor.


150 g Nuttelex

1 1/2 cups plain flour (sifted)

1/3 cup castor sugar

1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

extra castor sugar or icing sugar to dust shortbread


star cookie cutter

large bowl

digital scales

measuring cups

baking trays

baking paper


1Preheat oven to 160c fan forced or 180c conventional.

2In a large bowl, place flour, Nuttelex, sugar and vanilla. Using your hands, combine butter into dry ingredients until the mix resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Then, form dough into a rectangle wrap. Place on baking paper or cling wrap and place in freezer to rest and set.

3On 2 pieces of baking paper, roll out dough until it is 2-3cm in thickness. Using your star-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shortbread shapes. Then, place shapes on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

4Bake for 12-15 minutes, turning the tray around half way through. Once baked, remove from oven. Dust with castor sugar or icing sugar before letting cookies cool completely.