Heaven, these cookies are absolutely lemony goodness heaven! I found Meyer Lemons at the grocery store about a week ago, i’ve not only never used them, heck i’ve never tried them! I was thrilled with my find but then the big question, what to do with these beauties? Cookies, because well I was in the mood to bake something. I came up with these incredible Lemon Almond Shortbread Cookies and seriously, winner!
Have you ever tried a meyer lemon? They are pretty amazing! A cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, they are less bitter then a lemon and a little bit sweet. Their mildness makes them perfect for baking!
Shortbread cookies are really easy to make, with the dough wiped together super quickly in a food processor. I’ve made the basic shortbread recipe many times and its one of my favs so I figured why not use it as the base and jazz it up with the lemons and some almonds! I mixed lemon zest and almonds right into the dough and as if that wasn’t enough to make you drool I top these cookies with a homemade meyer lemon curd and some more toasted almonds. I’m not going to lie, I ate a LOT of these, I just couldn’t resist. I hope you give them a try and enjoy them as much as I did.