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December 15, 2016

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

2 sticks butter (1 1/2 cups), softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extracts

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

1/2 teaspoon orange extract

 

In large bowl, beat butter on medium-high until fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar, beating until combined. Add flour and salt, mixing until just combined. Lastly, add extracts. Divide and press into two flat disks. Wrap in plastic and chill at least one hour. When ready to bake, let dough warm at room temperature about 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Directly onto parchment paper the size of your baking sheets, roll out dough until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick (your preference). Use a cookie cutter to cut your desired shape and remove extra dough. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 20 minutes or just until golden around the edges. Move to cooling rack to cool.

-Recipe from The Blue Ribbon Group