Citrus Shortbread Cookies

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

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup granulated sugar
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
teaspoons grated lime peel
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
cup powdered sugar
1
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.

Expert 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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
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.