Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Treats

Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone. Below is one of the homemade cookies I made for all of the sweeties in Rex's life. Even at 4 months old he has a ton of people he wanted to share his love for on this special day. We hope everyone has a wonderful day and celebrates it with the ones they are sweet on ;-)

Classic Lemon Shortbread
Adapted from Martha Stewart Cookie iPad App Recipe


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees, with rack in upper third of oven. Whisk to combine flour and salt in a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down side of bowl as necessary. gradually add confectioners' sugar,

beat until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low; add lemon zest and juice.

Add flour mixture all at once; mix on low just until combined.

3. Divide dough in half, and shape into disks. Wrap each in plastic, and chill 2 hours. Working with 1 disk at a time, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a fluted cookie cutter, cut out dough and space 1 inch apart on parchment-lined or silicone-lined baking sheets. Chill 30 minutes.

4. Bake until golden, 22 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack, let cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar using a fine sieve.

Package and Serve.

Click Here for My Adapted Printable Recipe


Woody said...

You are a great wife and mother. Happy Valentines Day from both of us!

from the husband and the son

Holly said...

These are adorable!!

emily said...

Yum! Those look & sound amazing. And I love them all wrapped up with a sweet label. Isn't Rae the greatest!
Happy Valentine's Day.

ARMOMMY said...

oh my goodness.... i love the cookies you made! looks so adorable!

xo . rae

Christina said...

Delicious. Love lemon anything!

MaryBeth said...

Oh YUM....I love anything with the tang of lemon.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I was one of the people Rex wanted to share his love with :)

Your Sister,


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