Enjoy Family Time: Bake Lemon Shortbread Cookies
There are many reasons moms and dads are baking with their kids nowadays. The end result, tasty baked goods, is naturally one of the reasons on the list. More significantly, however, baking with kids is a fantastic way to invest time with them and to teach them things at the very same time while having a great time as a family
Baking cookies with any or all of your kids is an incredibly enjoyable activity. Cookies are portable, sweet and fun to make. If time is tight, cookies can be made in phases. For example, you can prepare the dough in the night and bake them the next day, and still have the benefit of baking together as a family.
One of the things that make cookies even better is to include cornstarch to the dough. Bakers discovered really early on that cornstarch provided biscuits, muffins, cakes, shortcakes, pie crusts and most especially cookies a finer texture and more tender crumb when compared to dishes utilizing flour alone.
Here’s a recipe for Lemon Shortbread Cookies that’s tasty and easy to make while producing a batch of household fun.
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– 11/3 cups Cornstarch
– 2 cups butter or margarine
– 2/3 cup powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter until softened.
3. Add powdered sugar, beat until well combined.
4. Add lemon peel and vanilla; beat well.
5. In a medium bowl, stir together flour and corn starch; add to mixture and beat well.
6. Roll dough into 1-inch balls
7. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press tines of a fork atop each ball to make subtle design.
8. Bake about 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned.
9. Cool on wire racks.