Cashew Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Beth Streeter

By
@bakeratheart

The sweetness of cashews, and the sourness of lemons... what could be better. I am a cookie recipe collector I make over 20 different kinds at Christmas time. Trying at least 1 new one ever year. I will be posting my favorites. Hope you enjoy them.


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Serves:

Makes 2 1/2 dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
roasted salted cashews
1 c
butter softened (2 sticks)
1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
lemon extract
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
all purpose flour
additional sugar for sprinkling

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2
Place cashews in a food processor and process until finely ground.
3
Add butter, sugar, lemon extract, and vanilla. Process until well blended.
4
Add flour,1 cup at a time, pulsing until dough is well blended and begins to form a ball.
5
Refrigerate 1 hour or up to 2 weeks.
6
Shape dough into 1 1/2 in balls and roll in additional sugar.
7
Place 2 inches apart on parchment lined or ungreased cookie sheets
8
Wet the bottom of a glass and dip into sugar then flatten dough balls with the glass.
9
Bake at 325 degrees for 17 to 19 minutes till slightly brown on the edges.
10
just an fyi... you can make this recipe with a regular mixer as long as the cashews are pulverized.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy