Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze
Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze
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You’re going to adore the delightful burst of fresh lemon flavor in these Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies. And if that alone doesn’t tempt your taste buds, these lemony, buttery cookies are generously dipped in a tangy lemon glaze. They are the epitome of lemony deliciousness!

Are you a fan of lemons? Have you ever pondered what a cookie might taste like when generously enriched with sweet cream butter in the dough, complemented by a generous splash of fresh lemon juice? Oh, and what if you could dip the baked cookies into a zesty lemon glaze afterward? If your mind hasn’t ventured into that realm, don’t worry because mine certainly has.

I was contemplating my beloved Butter Cookie recipe the other day and started imagining how the combination of pure butter and freshly squeezed lemon juice might taste. Just the thought made my mouth water. And so, these delectable cookies were born…

You will absolutely fall in love with these tender shortbread cookies that are both buttery and tart with a burst of lemon. Here’s a quick overview of how I created these mouthwatering, melt-in-your-mouth cookies…

The Story of Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze:

Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze are a delightful treat that brings together the rich, buttery goodness of shortbread with the zesty freshness of lemon. These cookies are the perfect blend of sweet and tangy, making them an irresistible addition to your dessert repertoire. Whether you’re serving them for a special occasion or enjoying them with a cup of tea, these cookies are bound to brighten your day.

Why You Should Make Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze:

Here are some compelling reasons to bake these delightful cookies:

  • Zesty Flavor: The lemon zest and lemon glaze provide a burst of citrusy flavor that beautifully complements the buttery shortbread.
  • Buttery Goodness: Shortbread cookies are known for their rich, buttery taste, and these are no exception. They melt in your mouth with each bite.
  • Easy to Make: This recipe is simple and beginner-friendly, making it accessible for bakers of all levels.

How to Make Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze:

Baking these cookies is a straightforward and enjoyable process. Here’s a simple guide to help you create these sweet treats:

  • Prepare the Dough: Start by mixing together the ingredients to form a smooth shortbread dough. Add lemon zest for that extra burst of flavor.
  • Shape and Chill: Shape the dough into a log or use cookie cutters to create your desired shapes. Chill the dough to firm it up.
  • Bake to Perfection: Once chilled, slice the dough or bake your shaped cookies until they’re just beginning to turn golden at the edges.
  • Add Lemon Glaze: Prepare a simple lemon glaze by mixing powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle it over the cooled cookies for a delightful finish.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Let the glaze set, and your cookies are ready to be savored. They pair wonderfully with a cup of tea or coffee.

What Goes Well With Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze:

These cookies are perfect for enjoying on their own or pairing with some delightful accompaniments:

  • Tea: A hot cup of tea, whether black or herbal, complements the lemony sweetness of these cookies perfectly.
  • Coffee: If you’re a coffee enthusiast, a freshly brewed cup of coffee is a great choice to enjoy with these cookies.
  • Ice Cream: Serve these cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert pairing.

How to Store Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze:

To keep your cookies fresh and delicious, consider these storage tips:

  • Airtight Container: Store your cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • Layer with Parchment: If stacking the cookies, place parchment paper between the layers to prevent sticking or transferring of flavors.

Lemon Butter Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze are a delightful combination of sweet, buttery, and zesty flavors. These cookies are perfect for brightening up your day and sharing with loved ones. Enjoy their rich, lemony goodness with a cup of your favorite beverage.

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