Shortbread cookies

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A versatile dough that makes beautiful shortbread cookies, or the perfect crust for a summer fruit tart or lemon meringue pie!

Ingredients

6 Tbl butter
2 cups almond flour
1/3 cup granulated sweetener
1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
Instructions

Melt the butter in the microwave or a small saucepan. Add the almond flour, sweetener, and lemon zest, stirring until fully combined.
To make a tart or pie crust:
No need to pre-chill, just press dough into tart or pie tins. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees (F) for 15 mins until firm and golden brown.
To make the cookies:
Form dough (it will be crumbly, this is normal) into a cylinder and wrap tightly with plastic wrap to compress. Chill in freezer for 30 minutes or until firm, or in the refrigerator for 2 hours. With a sharp knife, slice into 1/2 inch thick cookies (if they crumble apart your dough isn’t cold enough). Bake in a preheated oven @ 350 degrees (F) on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet for 15 minutes, or until firm and golden brown. Allow to cool before removing.

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