Yes, I am a little crazy...I mean, it's like 100 degrees out and super humid so naturally I decided this was a perfect day to bake. I was going to be hot anyway, right? But I'm happy I'm crazy. Because boy did I come up with a treat!
You might recall earlier in January when I posted my recipe for Iced Blood Orange Shortbread Cookies. In that post I mentioned that the basis for any shortbread cookie I make is the same. Think of these as that cookie's tart, summery cousin. Baking on a hot day may be crazy, but enjoying the flavors of lemon and cherry in crisp buttery form makes it well worth it.
I must admit, I'm really excited to share these cookies with friends and coworkers. My blood orange cookies were a huge hit so I'm hoping everyone enjoys these just as much! Considering I've eaten 4 on my own already (practicing great restraint to not have a 5th), I'm sure all will be well received.
I understand you might not be jumping up out of your seat to bake them right now if you are anywhere in the Northeast region, but you're just as crazy as me if you don't rush to make these the moment this heat wave breaks!
Lemon Shortbread Cookies topped with Tart Cherry Jam
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 60-75 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
You Will Need:
for the cookies
for the cherry jam
What do you usually make on hot days?
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