We’ve given traditional Scottish shortbread a twist with a bright burst of Passionfruit. Simply shape the dough by hand and slice into triangles – no cookies cutters required!

15 min
15 min



  1. 1/3 cup (90g) caster sugar
  2. 185g butter
  3. 1 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
  4. 2 passion fruit, drained and seeds discarded
  5. 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour, sifted

Chocolate Icing

  1. 150g dark cooking chocolate
  2. Caster sugar, to dust

Method - Shortbread

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced) and line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 5-6 minutes until pale and creamy and sugar has dissolved.

  3. Step 3

    Add flour and passion fruit, mixing until just combined.

  4. Step 4

    Turn out onto a floured bench and knead until just smooth. Be careful not to over knead!

  5. Step 5

    Roll the dough into a ball and gently flatten with palm of hand to 1.5cm thickness.

  6. Step 6

    Pinch the edge to form a frill. Use a sharp knife to score 8 triangles into the dough, being careful not to cut through completely.

  7. Step 7

    Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until pale golden brown on the edges.

  8. Step 8

    Allow to cool completely before using a sharp knife to cut into triangles.

Method - Chocolate

  1. Step 1

    Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    Melt chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl on medium heat in 30 second bursts, mixing well between each interval.

  3. Step 3

    Dip shortbread triangles halfway into melted chocolate and lay onto trays lined with baking paper. Allow to fully set before sprinkling with caster sugar and serving.

To use Queen Passionfruit Baking Paste in this recipe, simply swap drained passion fruit for 2 tsp Passionfruit Baking Paste.

Comments & Reviews

I think 180’c for a fan forced oven must be incorrect? I had thought it sounded high but when I pulled mine out of the oven after 10 minutes it had burned 🙁


Hi Rebecca, we’re so sorry to hear that your shortbread burned! We’ve tested this recipe a few times in the Queen Kitchen and haven’t had an issue, however sometimes oven temperatures can vary quite dramatically. We would suggest double checking yours with an oven thermometer to avoid any problems in future. Hope that helps – The Queen Team

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