Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Crumbly lemon shortbread. Fresh zest, lemon extract, vanilla paste, and high-quality butter flavor this shortbread. Resting and baking dough twice yields lemony, crisp shortbread. Fresh lemon glaze.

Lemon Shortbread – 65g or ⅓ cup fine granulated sugar – 3 lemon – 1 tsp lemon extract no substitutes! – 1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract depending on taste – 226g or 1 cup softened butter european style (Kerrygold) salted or unsalted (if salted reduce added salt to ¼ tsp) – ¾ tsp fine sea salt – 360g or 2 ¾ cups low protein* all purpose flour like White Lily (if you can't find it use half cake flour and half all purpose). To measure flour without a scale, fluff the flour with a fork then carefully sprinkle into the measuring cup and level. – 65g or ½ cup powdered sugar made with tapioca starch Lemon Glaze – 130g or 1 cup powdered sugar made with tapioca starch – 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice – Pinch fine sea salt – Dash of pure vanilla extract or paste




Lemon zest over granulated sugar in a stand mixer. Rub zest into sugar to release oils and flavors. Add lemon and vanilla.

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STEP  1 .

Attach butter and paddle. Beat 3 minutes to cream mixture. Wrap in plastic for at least an hour, up to four.

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A bowl of sea salt, powdered sugar, and flour makes soft, flour-free dough. Bowl should be mostly clear. Two 8x8 parchment sheets. Making pan-bottom dough

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STEP 3 .

Use rubber spatula to level edges. Plastic wrap the pan for 30-60 minutes. Turn on oven to 350. To avoid air bubbles, fork dough. Avoid glazing? Granulated sugar adds crunch.

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Lay dough bare for glazing. Bake 30 minutes for golden edges. Carefully remove dough from oven with parchment. Cut 8 half-and-half dough strips vertically. Cut 24 cookies horizontally into thirds.

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Bowl together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Extra powdered sugar is needed for thin glazes. Too thick? Add lemon juice.

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Put some salt and vanilla in. Get Elmers glue consistency. Glaze cooled shortbread. Dip shortbreads facedown in glaze.

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-317Calories -18gFat -37gCarbs -2gProtein 

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe