Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Every-Way Shortbread Fans The Lemon Poppy Seed Version

Dorie Greenspan Lemon-Poppy Seed Shortbread on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a riff on a classic shortbread and one I made when the recipe originally appeared in Dorie’s now defunct “Everyday Dorie” column in The Washington Post). It’s so good it got included in Dorie’s Cookies

Dorie says:

There are so many reasons to love shortbread as much as I do and among them are its almost universal appeal and almost infinite variability. Oh, and the ingredients are ones you’ve almost always got on hand. The cookies are quick to put together — you can have them in the oven in about 15 minutes. And they’re easy.

She’s right. This came together SO quickly and easily – the mixture in a one-bowl affair (well, it is if you use a digital scale to measure the dry ingredients into the wet…) and is baked up in an 8-inch cake pan which produces a shortbread that’s of an even thickness (something I always struggle with if a shortbread is shaped by hand…).

These are actually the perfect cookie to make at this time of staying home and baking/ cooking from what you have on hand. You’ll most likely have all these ingredients already so you’re 30 minutes from a delicious treat at any time! Bonus? If you don’t have the lemon zest or poppy seeds, Dorie includes a bunch of other variations on the shortbread that might work for you. Or, you know, just make it plain!

Tuesdays with Dorie Greenspan Lemon-Poppy Seed Shortbread on eatlivetravelwrite.comSO good with an afternoon espresso – I know I’m needing a pick-me-up in the afternoon these days after spending most of the day in front of my screen – hello giant learning curve shifting my curriculum online! These are the perfect “take a minute on the front porch” type of cookie.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread on page 179 of Dorie’s Cookies or here.

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