Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 12 min
  • Cooling 4 h
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 5 dozen
  • Freezes Yes

Butter gives these sablés their crunchy yet melt-in-your-mouth texture, and the icing sugar gives them their absolutely fine crumb.

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Ingredients

  • Shortbread

    • 2 1/2 cups (375 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/2 lb (225 g) unsalted butter, softened
    • 2/3 cup (85 g) icing sugar
    • 2 lemons, zest finely grated
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk
  • Icing and Decorations

    • 1 1/2 cups (195 g) icing sugar
    • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) vanilla
    • 1 egg white
    • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) liquid red food colouring (optional)
    • Store-bought decorative sprinkles of your choice (optional)

Preparation

  • Shortbread

  • Icing and Decorations

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