It is hard to believe but I was craving something other than chocolate today. I know, it is so not me, my family checked my temperature to make sure I was feeling o.k. But sometimes I feel like something not chocolate. Today was one of those days, I was craving lemon. I like the taste of lemon but really can NOT stand the texture of lemon bars- I am not a jelly person, the texture makes me shudder, so I needed another option. I have been on a shortbread kick lately, making all different varieties and decided to make a lemon version. After a quick web search I did not find anything that looked promising so I took the shortbread recipe I use for chocolate chip shortbread and adapted it. I am not sure where this recipe came from, its been adapted multiple times to suit our needs. The cookies had a nice lemony flavor but were a little bit too crumbly but definitely worth making again (the pan is almost gone already so I think the family likes them). Hope you enjoy and have a sweet morning!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon extract
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease an 8×8 pan.
Beat butter and sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add lemon extract and flour. Beat until just combined.
Spread in prepared pan.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until baked.