Shortbread cookies are a must have Holiday treat. But these fragrant, melt in your mouth tender lemon shortbread cookies will make you wanna have them for every occasion they are so delicious. I make so many shortbread cookies of every kind and every time you take a bite of one and think it is your favorite the next one comes along and becomes another of your favorite, they are really so good. But these lemon flavored cookies have a special place in my heart.
They are like mouthfuls of tropical summer on your plate. I adore citrus flavors: orange, tangerine, lemon, lime and mandarin. I love them all. The fresh smell is so alluring I can not get enough of it.
I make everything lemon: muffins, jam, glaze. But these cookies are delightful. The dough is infused with potent lemon zest for the best possible lemon flavor. The taste is nicely balanced out, nothing overwhelming and overly sweet, letting the citrus flavors shine through. These citrusy cookies are so easy to make and so hard to keep away from.The texture is so fluffy and soft, with a nice caramelized outside from the sugar. The cookies are so airy they basically melt in your mouth.
The technique of making the cookie dough is a piece of cake, no creaming or beating necessary it is all done in one bowl, very convenient. The formed dough is then chilled in the fridge. The reason for chilling the cookie dough before baking is to solidify the fat in the cookies. It will take longer to melt while baking, so the cookies will spread less.
Lemon juice infused icing is glorious topping the cookies. Bake the cookies and pipe out this popsicle tasting icing on top of them for an out-of -this- world, double lemon cookies and enjoy with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.