Monday, February 15, 2010

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

I wanted to try out this new recipe and so what better time than for Valentine's Day! The recipe wasn't written very well so this is sort of my adaptation.

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

2 cups unsalted butter-soft
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add both sugars and beat until fluffy, stopping occasionally to scrape the bowl. Beat in yolks, extract, zest and salt. Add flour a little at a time and beat until just blended.

Roll out the dough and cut into desired shapes, or you can just roll dough into small balls and flatten to make round cookies.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown.

I used royal icing to decorate these cookies. Enjoy!

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