Lemon Shortbread Cookies

The Christmas baking list just increased by one! Makes 4 dozen.

3/4 cup butter softened
1/3 cup icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/4 cups floour
1/2 cup cornstarch

3/4 cup icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

In a large bowl, cream butter and icing sugar. Mix in lemon zest and juice. Add flour and cornstarch and mix thoroughly. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 1″ roll. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to bake. Preheat oven to 350 F. Using sharp knife, cut into 1/4″ slices. Place each slice 2″ apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until set. These cookies do not brown. Cool completely.

Frosting: In a small bowl,combine icing sugar, butter, lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost cooled cookies then hide them before the children discover your new best recipe!

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