These our one of our new favorites. I love shortbread, it’s quick and easy to make and needs very few ingredients. And no cookie can compete with it’s tender, butteryness.
I named these cookies California Sunshine for the orange zest that came from our tree and poppy seeds that come from our state flower.
Cream butter, add zest and poppy seeds. Add powered sugar and beat well. Finally add the flour and mix until dough is smooth.
I used a shortbread pan (made by Brown Bag Cookie Art). Spray the pan lightly with oil. Press the dough into the pan and then poke it all over with a fork. If you don’t have a pan, you can just roll out the dough to 1/4 inch, cut out desired shape, and bake on parchment paper. To remove the cookies from the pan, let it cool 10 mins. Then slide a knife around the edges of the pan and turn it upside down on a cutting board. Cut into wedges while it is still warm.
Bake in a 325 F oven for about 30-35 mins if you are baking in a cookie mold or if you cut out individual cookies about 10-12 mins.
Recipe adapted from the recipe that came with the shortbread pan.