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Sunday, December 28, 2008
Best Cookies Ever!
English Lemon Shortbread Strips from “Holiday Cookies 2004”
For the Shortbread: 1 cup butter softened ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all shortbread ingredients EXCEPT flour in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour. Beat until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Press dough evenly into lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely.
Glaze: ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon softened butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
Combine all glaze ingredients EXCEPT lemon peel in a small bowl with a wire whisk until smooth.
Spread thin layer of glaze over cooed shortbread; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of lemon peel. Let stand 30 minutes to set . Cut into strips.
God they are good!
John Britt www.johnbrittpottery.com/wks.htm http://penlandpottery.com/pages/home.php http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at email@example.com for more info.