Homemade shortbread cookies are already a favorite of mine- buttery, flaky, delicious, and… dangerous!
But then top them with this pretty lemony glaze that gives a pleasant little tartness, and my oh my! They become ‘to-die-for’!
You will Need:
- 3 sticks of butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Lemony Glaze (source: Giada De Laurentiis)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 lemon, zested
To Make the Cookies:
Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer until fully combined.
Add the flour and salt to the butter mixture and mix until a crumbly dough is formed.
Divide into two balls and flatten each slightly on plastic-wrap. Wrap up and refrigerate for 25 minutes.
Take the dough out and starting with one of the sections of dough, gently roll out to about 1/4in thickness.
Using a round biscuit cutter, cut out the dough. Use a metal spatula to transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake @ 325 for about 18 minutes- just until starting to brown.
Remove to a wire rack to cool.
To Make the Glaze:
Combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth.
Spoon a small amount onto each cookie and spread it out with the back of your spoon.
Allow the cookies to sit out until the glaze has hardened.
Store in a tightly covered container to keep fresh