Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Frosting Options

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I have an abundance of lemons right now, so I will be adding some of the lemon recipes that we enjoy. This cookie is wonderful!

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

2 cups softened butter
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
6 tsp fresh lemon juice (you can use more, too)
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest from 2 lemons (or more, depending on your taste)
4 cups all purpose flour

Preheat over to 325. Cream butter and sugar. Add lemon juice, vanilla, zest and flour and mix well. Shape level tablespoonfuls into logs or balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets or press into a jelly roll pan for bars. Bake 15-20 minutes till cookie spreads and is very light brown in color. Cool. You can dip cookies into melted chocolate or soft lemon frosting when cooled, or drizzle with a lemony powdered sugar glaze.

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

1/4 cup butter
1/2 pound powdered sugar
1/4 tsp lemon zest
1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp milk
dash of salt

Beat butter till soft. Add powdered sugar alternatively with combined zest, juice, salt and milk. Beat till smooth. Add more zest if not lemony enough for your taste. Add a drop or two more milk if it's too thick. You can tint with yellow food coloring, if desired.

Lemon Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Mix well. Drizzle or pour over cookies. This works without the butter, as well.


Maureen said...

I love anything lemony so these sound like something I will definitely be trying...thanks!