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Chocolate Lemon Shortbread


Makes about 36

1-1/2 cups butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar (icing sugar or powdered sugar)
1 large egg
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate

Beat butter with sugars and egg until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon zest and juice. Gently stir in flour until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Lightly grease baking sheets or line them with parchment paper. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. On a lightly floured board, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into 2-1/2" x 1" rectangles. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden. Allow to cool 2 minutes on baking sheet then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Chop chocolate into small chunks and place in the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Dip one end of the cookies in the melted chocolate. Scrape the excess chocolate off the bottom of the cookies by scraping it along the rim of a bowl. Place cookies on waxed paper to cool until chocolate sets.

Note: Translated from the French from "Cuisine des fêtes" magazine.

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Reviews of Chocolate Lemon Shortbread:

1-5 of 6 reviews   Next >>

  A cookie baker  Dec 2, 2011
Would not make this again.
Terrible recipe! The cookie melts! What a joke. But it'll make some good spread for toast...... 1 star

  A cookie baker  Dec 11, 2009
Would not make this again.
These were disgusting. Please do not make them. 1 star

  Serrena in Fremont, Ca  Dec 29, 2008
Would not make this again.
I would not make this cookie again. The chocolate and lemon did not complement eachother very well, and the cookies were greasier that I would have liked 2 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 22, 2007
Would make this again.
Would definitely make this again! I've already made it twice in the past week for Christmas parties. Everyone loved them! They are very short and not as sweet as some cookies are. Excellent choice! 5 stars

  Baker  Dec 14, 2006
Would make this again.
Really good cookies! 5 stars

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