Wise-Ass Shortbread

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Lemon, Orange, and Lime zest gives this traditional cookie a bit of attitude.

INGREDIENTS

3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

Zest of lemon, lime, orange

ICING:

1 tablespoon each of lemon, lime, and orange juice

1/2 cup powdered sugar
INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar and citrus zest until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and use a cookie cutter or small juice glass to cut out cookies. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature. Mix citrus juice with powdered sugar until smooth (add more or less depending on consistency –should drizzle nicely).  Drizzle over cookies and leave to harden.

I altered this recipe.

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