The marriage of two glorious addictions ~ Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies.
Lemongrass is like catnip for me. I want to eat it, drink it, inhale its bright earthy aroma… Heck, I’d be happy to roll in it. Ever since my first encounter with lemongrass in Asian Cuisine, I’ve been hooked.
With a bright lemon essence and a grassy back-note, lemongrass is rightly named. Its intoxicating fragrance is mystically calming and healing. No wonder its used in numerous teas, candles, soap, even lotions. Secretly, I cannot resist buying lemongrass products; they add a little spark of joy to my day.
This year, instead of spending a fortune on lemongrass loot, I invested in a lemongrass plant. Its long green blades and rusty shoots have flourished in the summer sun. The only problem is… I FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT!
I had lofty aspirations of tea, cocktails, sorbet, even a possible souffle. Yet in the midst of vacations, chasing kids, and endless hours at the pool, it’s grown untouched all season. Now that the kids are back in school and my regular routine is emerging, I’m ready to get my hands on that plant.
To pay homage to this most beloved herb, I’m incorporating it into the only other food that effects me with uncontrollable passion… Shortbread. There are a handful of shortbread recipes here on ASP. The crisp buttery layers and velvety crumb make shortbread the perfect cookie, in my opinion. Combined with poppy lemongrass, tender shortbread cookies are EVEN MORE irresistible.
Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies bring two alluring components together for a zippy luxurious treat. I can die a happy girl.
Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies
Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
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