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Lemon Shortbread Cookies Tips
Why is my shortbread cookie dough so crumbly?
A crumbly dough gives shortbread cookies their signature tenderness. When forming the dough, you don’t want to compress it too tightly and risk a dense, tough cookie. However, if you find your dough is too crumbly to manage, try adding up to a teaspoon of ice water, a few drops at a time, until the dough starts coming together. Slightly chilling the dough in the refrigerator can also help the dough stay hydrated. Read more secrets for successful shortbread
from our Test Kitchen.
How do you store lemon shortbread cookies?
To keep your cookies fresh
, store them in an airtight container between sheets of waxed or parchment paper. Stored this way, they should be good for 3-4 days. However, shortbread cookies are terrific in that they often last longer and still taste wonderful!
What can you serve with lemon shortbread cookies?
Lemon shortbread cookies pair beautifully with coffee, tea, or even iced tea
. For a little variation, add some chopped, dried lavender buds to your shortbread dough for lemon-lavender shortbread cookies! —Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 cookie: 77 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.