If you think these festive Red, White, and Blue Glazed Shortbread Cookies look difficult, check out the video and you'll be a believer! They're one-bowl, no-mixer and super delish!
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350˚F. Remove cookies from the refrigerator and bake for 12-16 minutes or until just beginning to turn golden at the edges. Rotate pans halfway through for even browning. Cool completely before glazing.
Combine powdered sugar, half and half and 1/4 teaspoon lemon (or your favorite flavor) extract in a medium-size bowl. Mix until smooth. The glaze should be thick but pourable. Add a little more half and half if too thick. Taste the glaze and add more extract, if needed (see the note above in the post).
Sprinkle with red, white and blue sprinkles (or other colors) while wet, if desired.
See Café Tips above for lots of extra tips and instructions.
The recipe makes 15 large (3-inch) or two dozen smaller (2-inch) cookies.
Once cookies have been dried for several hours, they can be stacked in an airtight container.