Crispy Lemon Shortbread Slices
A crispy shortbread cookie filled with zesty lemon.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chilling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 34 cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups cake flour
- 3 lemons, grated approx. 1/4 cup
- 2 cups sanding sugar, optional
- food coloring, optional
Add the softened butter to a large bowl and beat well.
Gradually add the sugar and mix to incorporate
Add the cake flour 1/2 cups at a time and mix well after each addition.
Add in the grated lemon and mix well.
Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a 1 1/2" - 2" round log.
Immediately roll each log in the sanding sugar if using.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm for an hour
Ready to bake
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees
Slice the dough into 1/4" thick slices and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are golden.
Cool then store in an airtight container.
Note: These cookies can be frozen. When ready to bake, defrost slightly and slice and bake as directed.
Tinting the sanding sugar is optional but it does add extra flavor and color to the cookies.
Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Fat: 5.5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 39mg