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    Lemon Shortbread

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    Derf's Note:

    Melt in your mouth, tangy lemon taste. Hard to resist!! Freezes well I've never made these with the poppy seeds, only with the lemon rind, we love it, nice tangy taste and melt in your mouth. They have become a traditional Christmas item paired with the traditional shortbread.

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    1. 1
      Combine flour, corn starch, icing sugar and lemon rind in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      With large spoon, blend in butter.
    3. 3
      Work with hands until a soft, smooth dough forms.
    4. 4
      roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
    5. 5
      Cut in shapes with cookie cutters.
    6. 6
      Place on ungreased baking sheets.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle with coloured sugars if desired.
    8. 8
      Bake at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
    9. 9
      Remove from sheet, cool completely.
    10. 10
      Variation: Lemon Almond- Add 3/4 cup finely chopped unblanched almonds to dough or Lemon poppyseed- Add 1 tablespoon poppy seeds to dough.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 19, 2004


      We liked these very much. They do have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, which I love - and I'm a sucker for lemon in anything and loved the light lemony taste in these. I made cookie sandwiches with some of these, filling with raspberry jam, and that was delicious, too.

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    • on December 25, 2010


      I love this type of cookie! So tender! Mine did crumble a bit, but hey, that's what napkins are for. lol Such a good flavor, and so easy to make. I put these in my Christmas Cookie basket this year. Made for KK's 24 Days of Cookies event.

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    • on March 20, 2010


      These were definitely melt in your mouth! A very good cookie with a pretty strong lemon flavor. I didn't do cookie cutters but rather just rolled the dough into a log and cut. I think my dough was far to sticky to actually roll out anyways. Made very flat cookie, but they were still good. Thank you.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Shortbread

    Serving Size: 1 (431 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 59.9
    Calories from Fat 34
    Total Fat 3.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 10.1 mg
    Sodium 27.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 1.6 g
    Protein 0.4 g

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