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Lemon Drop Shortbread

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
Course: Snacks
Keyword: Cookie, lemon, shortbread
Servings: 30 cookies

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking sheet
  • Pastry Blender/Electric Mixer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch Optional, add 1/4 cup flour if not using
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 8 tbsp Melted Butter Unsalted
  • 1/2 cup Brown Rice Syrup, Maple Syrup, or Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Lemon Juiced and Grated Zest
  • 15 Almonds, Pecans, or Walnuts Halved

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift the flour, salt & baking soda together.
  • Combine the butter, honey/syrup, vanilla, lemon zest, and juice.
  • Cut butter and sugar into flour mix with pastry blender into dough.
  • Blend until smooth and satiny.
  • Form into large ball and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Roll with rolling pin to ¼ inch think between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
  • Remove paper and cut shapes and place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Press nut into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.