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Lemon Shortbread Cookies


Cookie Ingredients
1/2 cup + 3 TBSP unsalted butter )softened)
1/2 cup + 2 TBSP powdered sugar
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/4 cups + 3 TBSP all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Lemon Glaze
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1-2 TBSP lemon juice
Instructions for Cookies
  1. Sift together the flour and salt.

  2. In a large bowl with a wooden spoon, mix together the butter, sugar and zest. Add the sifted flour mixture a little at a time, stirring between additions. Once the dough starts to come together, move to a flat surface and knead into a compact ball. (If you need extra flour add one tablespoon at a time, if the dough is too crumbly add more butter, a little at a time).

  3. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 2 hours.

  4. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out cookies.

  5. Place cookies on a parchment paper lined cookie sheets.

  6. Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C).

  7. Bake cookies for approximately 12 minutes.

  8. Let cool completely before drizzling with glaze.

Instructions for Lemon Glaze
In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and lemon juice. If too thin, add more sugar. If too thick, add either more lemon juice or some water.


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