Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lemon Zest Shortbread Drops

1 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1 cup softened salted butter
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tsps. vanilla extract
2/3 cup granulated sugar
zest of 1 organic lemon
(1 tbsp. of granulated sugar to sprinkle on top prior to baking)
Yields: Approx. 38 Cookies
Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 370 degrees.  Cream the butter, sugar, vanilla extract & baking powder for 2-3 minutes in your mixer with the paddle attachment. 
Step 2: Slowly add the flour 1 cup at a time, scraping the sides occasionally.
Step 3: Zest 1 organic lemon (important to use organic because you are using the zest), add to the dough and run the mixer for 1 minute to evenly incorporate the zest.
Step 4: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Using your smallest cookie scoop, place cookies about 2 inches apart.  Sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake for 9-11 minutes. 

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