Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Snowflake Lemon Shortbread



Rich melt in the mouth shortbread with a lovely citrus zing.

Ingredients:

180 grams / 6 oz plain flour
60 grams / 2 oz sugar
120 grams /4 oz  butter
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon milk

Icing:

4 tablespoons icing sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon water approx


Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F
2. In a bowl cream together the sugar and butter.
3. Add the lemon zest, milk and flour and make a dough.
4. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
5. After the dough has chilled, roll it out on a dusted surface and cut out snowflake shaped short bread.
6. Place shortbread on baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins until slightly golden.
7. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
8. In a bowl sieve the icing sugar, add the lemon juice and little water to form a thick dropping consistency icing that holds shape when piped.(The amount of water to add is approx and make sure the icing is not too runny otherwise you won't be able to pipe with it.)
9.Make  icing bag  from greaseproof paper.( See the video here.)
10.Fill the cones with prepared icing and ice the shortbread with the icing.
Allow the icing to set for few hours before wrapping the short bread in cellophane for gifts.


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Christmas no croutons required

16 comments:

  1. Cookies look so cute and loved the beautiful and neat icing...

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  2. Delicious and wholesome shortbreads.
    Deepa

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  4. This looks great....

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  5. what a lovely idea... I love lemony shortbread and it's a nice change from ginger christmas cookies... lovely x

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  6. As usual - I am amazed at your skills. Love the cookies.

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  7. I am adapting this today to create Easter Bunny Biscuits! Thank you!

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  8. A lovely idea for Christmas time. The design is really beautiful.

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  9. Mmmm never thought to put lemon in shortbread!

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  10. I need to try these, what a fab idea.

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  11. Made this at Xmas time and forgot to comment - they were delicious!!

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  12. Those look so pretty and lemon shortbread sounds delicious.

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