Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

The lemon shortbread cookies that you are about to consume are a delicious and simple dessert that you can have in the afternoon.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened ½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt Zest of 1 lemon, divided 1 ¾ cups flour ¼ cup cream 1 cup powdered sugar ½ teaspoon almond extract

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP-1

Mix butter, sugar, salt, and ½ lemon zest in a bowl. Mix well. Mix in flour to make a crumbly dough. Form the dough into a rectangle block on foil or plastic wrap.

STEP-2

Wrap the dough block and refrigerate for 30 minutes.While the dough chills, preheat the oven to 375 F.Take the refrigerated dough and slice it into ½-inch thick cookies.

STEP-3

Bake the cookies on a baking sheet for 20–25 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown. Cool biscuits on wire racks.  

STEP-4

Mix the cream, powdered sugar, and almond essence while the cookies cool to form the glaze.  

STEP-5

After the cookies cool, glaze them and sprinkle the other half of the lemon zest. Serve with milky tea in the afternoon or espresso after dinner.  

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