One of the recipes I make each year for my ‘give away’ trays. To start, go put on a Christmas CD and go for it.
It makes 48 cookies
You will need:
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/3 cup icing sugar
- 3/4 cup room temperature butter
- 2 tbsp. white Berry sugar
- 1 tsp, grated lemon peel
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl combine flour, cornstarch, icing sugar, butter, sugar, lemon peel and juice. Beat at low speed until really well mixed, about 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a 14″ x 1″ roll. Spread more Berry sugar on a flat surface and roll the dough in it to cover. You could use red or green powdered food colouring to make it festive. Wrap up and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
With a sharp knife, cut into 1/4″ pieces and place on cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake 10-12 minutes. These cookies do not brown. Cool, then store in an airtight container. I now freeze mine until the day of the party.
Superb flavour and it is another melt-in-your-mouth shortbread. Aren’t they all?
Enjoy, if you sample, you just may have to double this one.