Friday, February 4, 2011

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon shortbread.

Yum.

Buttery. Lemony. Delicious.


Do you like my poem? Isn't it beautiful? I mean, who can resist any butter shortbread cookie? And especially when they are flavored with lemon? I mean really, who can!?



Lemon Shorbread 
Adapted from here
Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 c. flour
1/3 cup lemon juice


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, flour, and lemon juice just until all ingredients are incorporated together.
3. Lay a large piece of parchment paper on to the kitchen countertop.  Turn half the dough out onto the parchment paper, and cover the top of the dough with a second piece of parchment.  Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to about 1/4″ in thickness.  The dough should be rolled out while between the sheets of parchment.  Doing so will help you get a nice, thin cookie, with a smooth top and minimal breakage.
4. Once rolled out, peel away the top layer of parchment paper, and use a pizza cutter to slice the cookies into approximately 2″ squares.
5. Transfer squares to baking sheets, and bake for 15-18 minutes, or just until the edges of the cookies are ever so slightly browned.  Remove from the oven
6. enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! I love shortbread ♥ I once tried white chocolate with lemon and black pepper, I wonder how that flavour combo would work in these?

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