Lemon Shortbread Cookies

One of the recipes I make each year for  my ‘give away’ trays. To start, go put on a Christmas CD and go for it.

It makes 48 cookies

You will need:

  • 1  1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 tbsp. white Berry sugar
  • 1 tsp, grated lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl combine flour, cornstarch, icing sugar, butter, sugar, lemon peel and juice.  Beat at low speed until really well mixed, about 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a 14″ x 1″ roll. Spread more Berry sugar on a flat surface and roll the dough in it to cover. You could use red or green powdered food colouring to make it festive. Wrap up and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

With a sharp knife, cut into 1/4″ pieces and place on cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake 10-12 minutes. These cookies do not brown. Cool, then store in an airtight container.  I now freeze mine until the day of the party.

Superb flavour and it is another melt-in-your-mouth shortbread. Aren’t they all?

Enjoy, if you sample, you just may have to double this one.

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