Biltmore Lemon Thyme Shortbread Recipe

Looking for an easy Biltmore Lemon Thyme Shortbread recipe? Learn how to make Biltmore Lemon Thyme Shortbread using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by annan_love

Makes 16 servings



This recipe is from Biltmore Living; it's not mine! Here's a link to the original: http://biltmore.com/living/food_wine/cookies_wine.asp --Again, the serving size is an estimate. I'd say one to two cookies is a serving, depending on how big you make them.

Recipe Ingredients for Biltmore Lemon Thyme Shortbread

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
4 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 1/2 tsp grated fresh lemon peel
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup sugar, confectioner's
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract
8 oz white chocolate, high quality (not white chocolate chips) chopped

Recipe Directions for Biltmore Lemon Thyme Shortbread

  1. Place 2 tablespoons of the flour, the almonds, thyme leaves and lemon peel in an electric food processor bowl fitted with a metal blade. Cover and pulse for about 20 to 30 seconds or until the mixture is finely ground.

  2. Sift the remaining flour and salt together into a medium bowl. Stir in the almond mixture until the ingredients are mixed. Set aside.

  3. Beat the butter and both sugars in an electric mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment at medium speed until light and fluffy.

  4. Reduce the speed and gradually beat in the flour mixture, until just combined. Stir in the vanilla and lemon extracts. Shape the dough into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic wrap then refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

  5. Preheat the oven to 300. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  6. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/8 -1/4 inch thickness, adding only enough flour to prevent the dough from sticking. Cut dough with a 2-inch round cutter. Place the rounds about 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheets and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the shortbread is lightly browned underneath. Remove immediately to wire racks to cool completely.

  7. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second bursts stirring each and every time until smooth and completely melted. Dip half of each cookie into the white chocolate then place on parchment paper until the chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 54.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
279
Calories from Fat
159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.7g
27%
Saturated Fat
10.2g
51%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Sodium
169mg
7%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
27.5g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
14.9g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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