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Lemon Shortbread Squares

Rated as 3.86 out of 5 Stars

"During the Christmas season, I keep homemade cookies available in my office to share with co-workers. These easy-to-prepare squares always get rave reviews."
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Ingredients

35 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add flour and extracts. Mix until dough forms a ball and pulls away from the side of the bowl. Stir in lemon peel if desired. Press into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Score with a sharp knife into 16 squares. Prick each square twice with a fork. Sprinkle with pecans; press firmly into dough. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and pecans are toasted. Cool for 5 minutes. Cut along scored lines. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

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Most helpful positive review

I Love this recipe! It is deliciuos and It really worked when I needed it most!!!!

Most helpful critical review

This did not work out for me at all - there was not enough moisture or something. I beat and beat and beat, but never got a soft ball - just crumbs. I even added some more butter, but it did n...

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I Love this recipe! It is deliciuos and It really worked when I needed it most!!!!

Delicious! The dough is very crumbly, but most shortbread is. I used my hands to mix the butter in thoroughly and then pressed the dough into the pan as the recipe instructed. The bars came out ...

This did not work out for me at all - there was not enough moisture or something. I beat and beat and beat, but never got a soft ball - just crumbs. I even added some more butter, but it did n...

If this recipe were written with more lemon flavor, it'd be 5-stars! But I LOVE the texture of these shortbread cookies! As others have done, I need to dramatically increase the lemon flavor. ...

Where did I go wrong with these squares? The quantity of dough for the size of the baking tin didn't seem to be enough. I made a double mixture to fill up the baking tin. Also I didn't have any...

These are so easy and delicious. Since others said they lacked lemon flavor, I increased the lemon extract to one tsp and added the zest from the entire lemon. They were perfect. Light and de...

Could use some extra lemon flavor. Next time I will try adding some zest to the top.