Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies
- 3 -1/2 dozen cookies
- 1 hr 50 min
Preheat oven to 300°F. Mix butter, sugar, lemon peel and poppy seeds thoroughly using an electric mixer. Gradually blend in flour and corn starch.
Form dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Gently press down on each cookie to flatten using fingers or a flat-bottomed drinking glass (dipped in sugar to prevent sticking).
Bake at 300°F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
RECIPE NOTE: For European-style shortbread, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pat into a 1/3-inch thick rectangle measuring 11 x 8 inches. Cut into 2 x 1-inch strips. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with a fork. Bake as above.