Citrus Shortbread Cookies

Citrus Shortbread Cookies

A lemon drizzle adds a bit of sweetness to buttery shortbread triangles.

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cup butter or margarine, softened
cup granulated sugar
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons grated lime peel
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel
cup powdered sugar
to 2 tablespoons lime juice
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 to 3 minutes or until light and creamy. Add flour, lime peel and orange peel. Beat on low speed until mixture is blended. Gather dough into a ball.
  2. On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 8x6-inch rectangle, about 1/2 inch thick. (If dough cracks around edges, press edges to smooth.) Cut into 12 (2-inch) squares, then cut each square diagonally in half into triangles. On ungreased cookie sheet, place triangles 1/2 inch apart.
  3. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and lime juice with spoon until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over cookies.
Makes 24 cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
For easy glazing, put powdered sugar mixture into quart-size food-storage bag. Snip off a tip with kitchen scissors, and drizzle glaze over shortbread.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 40mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.