Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies
The recipe comes courtesy of Mama Kaye, the godmother of both Obama daughters. Orange and lemon zest gives the squares plenty of citrus zing."These shortbread cookies were terrific...they looked super, smelled awesome, and their taste was simply divine! The dough was quite easy to make. At first I was somewhat concerned at how dry and crumbly it was, but it came together nicely after a little more mixing. We baked it on the specified pan using a silpad. We found it quite easy to transfer the shortbread to a cutting board to slice into individual squares." - sgrishka
Yield: 6 Servings Ready in 45 minutes
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Michelle Obama's Shortbread Cookies Preparation
Heat oven to 325(F).
Line a 17 x 12 x 1-inch baking pan with nonstick foil. In large bowl, cream together butter and 11/2 cups of the sugar.
Slowly add egg yolks, and beat well until smooth. Beat in Amaretto and zest.
Stir in flour and salt until combined.
Spread dough evenly into prepared pan, flattening as smoothly as possible.
Brush top of dough with egg white; sprinkle with nuts or fruit (if using) and with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
Bake at 325(F) for 25 minutes or until brown, turn off oven and allow cookies to sit in oven (with door ajar) for 15 minutes. Cut while slightly warm.
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