Lemon Thyme Shortbread

This post is pretty exciting for me because this is the first post where I post a recipe!  Though this site is meant to promote my services as a private chef, I would love to share some recipes with you every once in a while.  This weather has my herbs growing so beautifully and so I have been wanting to make these cookies all week!  They are so easy to make and they are bursting with Spring flavor!  For those busy families, you can make a large batch of dough, wrap in parchment paper in the shape of a log, and freeze until ready to bake.  They will make great slice and bake shortbread cookies!

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Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies

  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

-1/2 cup butter, room temperature

-1/2 cup granulated sugar

-Zest of 1 large lemon

-Juice of half lemon

-1 1/4 cup All purpose flour

-1 1/2 tbsp Thyme, finely chopped

-1/4 tsp salt

Directions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the lemon zest and juice and mix to combine, about 10 seconds.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of flour and mix on low speed.  Add the remaining flour, the chopped thyme, and the salt and mix until just combined, careful not to overmix.  The dough should be cleaning off the sides of the bowl.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, turn the dough and shape into a ball.  Roll out dough until about 1/4 inch thick.  Cut out cookies and place on a sheet tray.
  6. Place in freezer for about 5 minutes (this prevents the dough from spreading as it bakes).  Place sheet tray in preheated oven and bake 12-15 minutes.
  7. Allow cookies to cool before enjoying!

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National English Muffin Day

 

20190423_120754-01Today is National English Muffin day and, of course, I made English Muffins from scratch!  Turns out, they are incredibly easy to make and the flavor is sooo amazing!  Not to knock any store bought brand of English muffin, but using high quality ingredients such as King Arthur flour and Kerrygold butter, gives these beauties such amazing flavor!  I cooked them in my Lodge cast iron and then toasted them in my Breville oven.  I will definitely be making these over and over again!  Will be trying them out with the crab cake eggs benedict soon!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I am discounting your first service!  15% off either your week of meal planning or catered event throughout the month of May.  Moms deserve a great culinary experience–treat her to a nice brunch or a dinner throughout the month and show her how appreciated she is!  What are your plans for Mother’s Day?  Mother’s Day menus will be posted this weekend.  Follow in Instagram and subscribe here for updates!