After several failed attempts, she nailed it. Right down to the Lemon oil in the white chocolate. When I tried them for the first time (this was my first flavored shortbread) I was totally hooked. Thus they have become a Christmas staple.
This year I decided to make use a Mitten cookie cutter instead of making a log and slicing off cookies like I normally do. After dipping them in White Chocolate, they look like snow covered mittens. I realized, a little too late, that I should have flipped some of them over before baking, cause they all ended up as left hand mittens.... ;) Yeah I know it's not really a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but it kinda bugs me a little bit.. LOL
Mom's MocTavish Lemon Drop Shortbread
3/4 cup (5 oz) Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups (11 oz) AP Flour
1.5 oz Lemon Drops, crushed (about 8 candies)
4 oz White Chocolate
1/8 tsp Lemon oil
First off you need to get medeaval on the Lemon Drops; place them in a zip lock bag.
Next, cream the Butter, Sugar and Salt together in the bowl of your mixer.