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I love the flavor of lemon with baked goods. Lemon pound cake, lemon bars, lemon cupcakes, the list goes on. I used the flavor of lemon to add to these Shortbread cookies and I love the way it turned out.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 cups powder sugar
- 3 TBSP milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 jar lemon curd (10 oz)
- one decorator bag
To make Shortbread, whip butter in electric mixer add sugar and flour. Mix until blended, it will be a bit crumbly.
Roll out dough and cut out into circles (I used 2″). Place on baking sheet and cook at 325 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of cookies. Let completely cool.
Next up, let’s make the frosting. Whip cream cheese in electric mixer, add vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk. You do not want the frosting to be very thick, you want it almost a bit runny. Add frosting on one side of decorator bag and approximately 1/4 cup of chilled lemon curd on the other side. Then add a swirl of frosting to each shortbread. I use a star tip or you can simply cut the tip of the decorator bag for a smooth swirl. Enjoy!