Citrus Hazelnut Shortbread

Citrus Hazelnut Shortbread

Traditional cut-out cookies with a new unique flavor combination.

1:15prep time 2:55total time
6 dozen cookies
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup hazelnuts (filberts)
1 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

Combine brown sugar and hazelnuts in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; process until hazelnuts are very finely chopped. Combine sugar mixture, 1 cup butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed. Divide dough in half. Wrap each half in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).

Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with assorted 2 to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets, using spatula to move them if necessary. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients except orange juice in small bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and adding enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency. Pipe or spread frosting onto cooled cookies.

Recipe Tip

Outlining these cut-out cookies with white frosting is an elegant and easy way to decorate. Use a pastry bag and a #5 cake decorating tip for outline.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13374©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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