Have you ever made shortbread cookies? They’re so easy! A basic shortbread cookie has just three ingredients: butter, sugar and flour.
For these Citrus Shortbread Cookies, I add a little citrus zest (orange, lemon or lime) and a matching extract to bump up the flavor. If you prefer to leave out the citrus (or don’t have any on hand), simply omit the zest and sub in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
As far as equipment, you’ll need a stand mixer (or electric beaters), a rolling pin, and some cookie cutters. For decoration, you can prick the cookies with a fork for a traditional look, or decorate with chocolate and sprinkles if you’re feeling festive!
This recipe makes a lot of cookies, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors. I found these cookie boxes online and they’re just the right size for gifting.
Hope you get a chance to try these Citrus Shortbread Cookies! If you’re looking for some other easy cookie ideas, try our easy holiday biscotti, five-ingredient coconut macaroons, or these classic chocolate chip cookies.