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.

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

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