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Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies are buttery and refreshingly delicious. They have all the wonderful characteristics of those Classic Shortbread Cookies plus the wonderful citrus flavor that we all love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: English
Servings: 9
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Trang


  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 oz 1 stick unsalted butter – soften
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Extra sugar for sprinkling


  • Measure out the flour and salt into a small bowl, mix and set aside.
  • Add sugar and lemon zest in a medium mixing bowl. Rub lemon zest and sugar together until fragrance.
  • Add butter to the sugar mixture and beat with the paddle attachment until combined.
  • Add vanilla and mix.
  • Add flour to the sugar mixture, mix on low speed until dough comes together.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board, shape into a rectangle. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Roll the dough out into a 9”x6” rectangle. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Divide into nine 3”x2” rectangles.
  • Transfer the dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F while the cookies are resting in the freezer.
  • When the oven is ready, take the baking sheet out of the freezer, sprinkle sugar over the top of cookies generously and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 42g | Calories: 182kcal