Lemon Shortbread

lemon 5It’s friday, YAY!  This was our back to school week and all went well, but I am excited for the weekend.  It is always interesting when summer is over and the routine comes back into our lives, but this year my oldest daughter started kindergarten and I might be feeling the emotion much more than she is :)  So, we are thankful for a great week, but going to celebrate the weekend with these perfectly tangy lemon shortbread cookies.  Hope you have a great weekend!lemon 2lemon 1lemon 3

Lemon Shortbread Cookies
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  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 cup granulated sugar
  4. 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  7. 2 Tbsp lemon juice
Lemon Icing
  1. 2 cups powdered sugar
  2. 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  3. (more or less depending on how thick you want the glaze)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Combine flour and baking soda in a bowl
  3. Cream sugar and shortening with a paddle until light and fluffy
  4. Add egg, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix until combined
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients until fully incorporated
  6. Scoop into 3/4 ounce dough balls
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light brown
  8. Once cookies are cooled combine powdered sugar and lemon juice to make the glaze (add more or less powdered sugar, depending on how thick you want it)
  9. Add a small amount of icing to the top of each cookie and garnish with lemon zest
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  1. Frank Speyerer says

    Kristen, we baked the Lemon Shortbread tis morning using your excellent recipe. Thanks
    We did make a slight change:
    Lemon Icing
    1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    3 Tbsp lemon juice
    1 tsp water

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