November 14, 2017

Christmas shortbread in Aga range cooker

This recipe makes 24 pieces and can be prepared in advance and frozen if need be! 


  • 12 oz (325g) plain flour
  • 8 oz (225g) butter
  • 4 oz (110g) caster sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 jar (340g) mincemeat
  • Icing sugar to finish

Line a small roasting tin with Bake-O-Glide™.

Put the flour, sugar, salt and butter into a processor and whiz until the consistency of sand. Tip about half of this into the tin and press down firmly – use the bottom of a tumbler or your hand!

Spread the mincemeat over the tin, then tip on the rest of the shortbread mix. Spread over and press down.

In 3, 4 and 5 oven Aga range cooker...

Hang the tin from the third set of runners in the baking oven.

In 2 oven Aga range cooker...

Set the tin into the large roasting tin and hang that from the lowest runners in roasting oven – and slide the cold plain shelf 2 runners above.

Cook for 25 minutes until pale golden. Allow to cool completely before turning out, cutting into squares and dusting with a little icing sugar.

Sarah Whitaker
Sarah Whitaker


I am Sarah Whitaker, 'The Aga Lady', and a super experienced official demonstrator and cookbook author. My mantra is ‘what can I get away with on my cooker?’ and I am pushing the boundaries pretty far these days! I specialise in fuss free, effortless cooking, and spout tips and shortcuts in all directions to help you make cooking and entertaining easy!