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Lemon Shortbread

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Posted by PicasaIt 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!

Lemon Shortbread
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1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon extract
1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly grease an 8x8 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.

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