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A Very Christmassy Shortbread

I love Christmas and I love recipe developing so for me this time of year is a win win situation. The idea of this shortbread just sort of popped into my head. I really hope you all enjoy making and eating it as much as I do.
250g plain flour
125g corn flour
250g unsalted butter (softened)
125g caster sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
125g luxury mincemeat
20g flaked almonds
20g dried cranberries

You will also need a tin. I used a 29cm x 13cm  greased and lined with baking parchment.

Preheat the oven to 160ºC

Place the flour, butter, corn flour and sugar in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together to form a soft, clay-like dough. Press half the dough firmly into the lined tin in an even layer. Spread the mincemeat over the dough.

On a piece of parchment, shape the remaining dough to fit over the mincemeat, use the parchment  to tip the dough into place, push the edges together using your fingertips, cover with the flaked almonds and stud with the dried cranberries. 

Bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until the shortbread is a pale golden colour. 

Sprinkle with caster sugar and leave to cool for 15 minutes in the tin. Then mark out portions. Leave to cool completely before serving.