Lemon Melting Moments are melt in your mouth shortbread cookies that put the simple in simply delicious.
These Lemon Melting Moments is what my mom would call a “cuppa tea” cookie. That, in short, means a cookie that really stands out for its simple perfection and is best enjoyed with a steaming cup of your favourite brew.
This gorgeous little cookie is a twist on “Melting Moments” a recipe that has been in our family for decades and is one of the best shortbread type cookies you can find.
The secret is potato flour which makes these cookies very, very light and they literally do melt in your mouth. All I’ve done here is added some very finely minced lemon zest to the dough for a fragrant citrus infusion that is absolutely delectable in this sublime little cookie.
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- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup icing sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp lemon extract
- zest of one large lemon very finely minced
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup potato flour (substitute potato starch if potato flour is not available)
Cream together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla and lemon extracts.
Stir in the finely minced lemon zest.
Sift together the all purpose flour and potato flour.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and blend together until a soft dough is formed.
Roll n one inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Flatten the balls slightly with a fork or with the bottom of a drinking glass dipped lightly in flour to prevent sticking.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until very slightly brown. These will still be quite pale when baked.