Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

This isn't a big batch of cookies, so they don't last long...which is a blessing to those of us who can't stop "at just one"! ;-)

1 1/2 sticks of butter (3/4 cup) 
1/2 cup sugar (plus 2 to 3T additional for dipping)
1/2 t vanilla
1 t lemon extract
1/2 t lemon zest
2 cups plain flour

Cream butter with sugar. Add vanilla and lemon extract. Add zest.* Gradually add flour.
Scrape the bowl several times to make sure all butter is incorporated. 
Roll out in 1 inch balls. Dip in the extra sugar. 
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten. 
Bake at 350 approx 15 minutes. Cool on rack.
Makes approx. 2 dozen cookies.

*If you don't have lemon zest, you can use 1/2 t more lemon extract. 
If you don't have the extract, but have a lemon, add 2 to 3 t fresh lemon juice and zest.
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Kindra said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today...yes you do love lemons! I just popped in, scrolled down and found my next cookie recipe to try. Thanks!

Donna said...

Thanks for visiting Kindra!

Hope you enjoy the cookies!

Joy said...

These look wonderful!

Donna said...

Thank U Joy! I just love lemons!- and shortbread ;-)

Gail Purath said...

These look wonderful. I love shortbread...love lemon. I'll have to give them a try! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Gail (Bible Love Notes)

Donna said...

Thank you Gail! I picked up extra lemons this morning just to make more!

Chef in Training said...

yum! these look delish! Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday Talent Show! I hope to see you again next Tuesday!
Chef in Training

Donna said...

Thank U Nikki! Love the Talent Show :-)