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Buttered Lemon + Goji Berry Shortbreads

July 14, 2022
1 Ratings
Photo by Finchly
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 18
Author Notes

Sweet and tender lemon shortbread cookies with a delicate vanilla bean icing and tart, chewy Goji berries.

What You'll Need
  • Lemon Shortbreads
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 14 tablespoons cold, diced butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup goji berries
  • Vanilla Bean Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water or milk
  1. Lemon Shortbreads
  2. Add dry ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times to evenly mix.
  3. Add the butter and lemon zest into the food processor and pulse a few more times or until the butter cuts into the dry ingredients and is roughly the size of tiny peas.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the food processor and pulse just until the dough starts to come together.
  5. Turn the cookie dough out onto a large piece of plastic wrap and shape the dough into a disk or circle. Park the dough in the fridge for at least a few hours if not overnight.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Remove the dough from the fridge and place onto a lightly-floured countertop. Generously flour the top of the cookie dough and rolling pin and roll out the cookie dough to roughly 1/4 or 1/2 inch thick. You can use any cookie cutter you like or cut shapes with a pizza cutter or large knife. Be sure to flour the cookie cutter or knife blade if the dough becomes sticky and you can always throw it back in the fridge for a half hour to firm up.
  8. Once cut, place the cookie dough on the prepared sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 13 minutes or the edges begin to brown. Cool on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Once fully cooked, top with vanilla icing and sprinkle with Goji berries.
  1. Vanilla Bean Glaze
  2. Whisk together all ingredients. You can add more or less water depending on how thick you prefer the icing.

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