Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Bars

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READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 24 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Set oven to 300°F (set oven rack to middle position).
  • Butter an 8x8-inch glass baking dish.
  • In a bowl using an electric mixer cream the butter with 1/2 cup confectioners sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  • Add in zest, lemon juice (if using) and poppy seeds; mix until combined.
  • In a small bowl mix together flour and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Press the mixture into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until pale golden brown.
  • Let the shortbread cool in the pan on a rack for about 10 minutes.
  • Cut into 24 bars and let the bars cool completely in the pan.
  • Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
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