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!