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Lorna Doone Cookie Recipe 3 Ways

When I was little, grown-ups ate Lorna Doone cookies.  They were elegant and served with tea, well at least at my house.  Today, I still think of them as a special treat.  Let’s explore Loran Doone cookie recipe made three ways.  Pick your favorite way!

Lorna Doone – Way #1

This one is, a homemade Lorna Doone.  What is a Lorna Doone?  It’s a piece of shortbread.  It’s buttery, with a slight sweetness.  Don’t confuse these with sugar cookies or butter cookies.  They are shortbread.  Simple ingredients and really easy to make.

Step 1:

Cream butter and sugar together.

lorna doone cookie recipe

lorna doone cookie recipe

Step 2:

Sift in flour and cornstarch and blend together.  I use a hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar and also with this step.  The flour and cornstarch will not come together as a dough, usually, with the hand mixer.  It will create a mixture with lumps about the size of peas.  I then combine that mixture together and create the dough.

lorna doone cookie recipe

lorna doone cookie recipe

Step 3:

Once the dough comes together, form a ball and wrap it with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Step 4:

Roll out chilled dough (about 1/4 inch thick).  Cut the dough into 2 x 2 inch squares.

 

lorna doone cookie recipe

lorna doone cookie recipe

Step 5:

Bake 20 minutes at 325 degrees.  Do not let the cookies brown.

lorna doone cookie recipe

Step 6:

Cool cookies on a rack and store in an air-tight container.

lorna doone cookie recipe

Ingredients:

1 stick butter, plus 1 tablespoon; softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1/2 cup (scant) Cornstarch

lorna doone cookie recipe

Lorna Doone – Way #2

This is so simple, yet elegant.  Perfect for a party platter.  Your guests will think you spent all afternoon on this.

Step 1:

Spread cream cheese frosting on cookies.  You can use the homemade version from above, or store bought.  By the way, I used canned cream cheese frosting, but feel free to make your own.

lorna doone cookie recipe

Step 2:

Top with fresh raspberry.

lorna doone cookie recipe

Lorna Doone – Way #3

I found a recipe that combined peanut butter, caramel, marshmallows, chocolate all layered on top of a Lorna Doone crust.  Well, I didn’t really want to invest that much time in a batch of cookies.  My thought was why not recreate the cookie on an individual basis so I can enjoy this wonderful treat any time I want.  They turned out great, by the way.

Step 1:

Spread peanut butter on top of cookies (homemade or store bought).

lorna doone cookie recipe

Step 2:

Add a piece of chocolate bar and microwave for about 10 seconds.  Looking to slightly soften the chocolate here.

lorna doone cookie recipe

Step 3:

I found these large square marshmallows.  For me, they are too big, so I cut them in half and then split them in half.  I think they are too thick, so when I split them in half it makes them half as thick (I think, I hope that makes sense).  Place marshmallow on top of the cookie and then microwave for another 10-15 seconds.  Watch the cookies as the marshmallows will “puff” and “melt” slightly in the microwave.

lorna doone cookie recipe

lorna doone cookie recipe

Step 4:

Top with caramel sauce.

lorna doone cookie recipe

(adapted from:  pioneerwoman.com)

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