Perfect for spring, these cookies are mouth watering, perfectly sweet…. and the glaze is amazing if I do say so myself.
Citrus Shortbread Cookies
3/4 lb. soft butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/3 cups flour
2 tbsp. orange zest
1 tsp. lemon extract
Cream together butter and sugar, orange zest and lemon extract.
Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time.
The cookie dough will become thicker and pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Take the dough and place on a large piece of parchment sheet or foil. Spread in a long line. Think “thick snake.”
Place in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up.
Unroll and cut into 1/2-inch pieces and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should be lightly golden when done. Do not over bake.
While cookies are cooling, make the glaze.
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup melted butter
Powdered sugar- until your desired consistency (approx. 2 cups)
Drizzle glaze on top of cooled cookies- and enjoy your sweet and delicious cookies!