Lemon Shortbreads

Cassie *


I just love any type of shortbread's..these caught my attention because of the lemon..they are just one more going on my cookie platter for Christmas!

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4 dozen
20 Min
5 Min


1 c
1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1/4 c
1 tsp
grated lemon peel
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp


2 c
confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 tsp
grated lemon peel
yellow, green or red colored sugar


1In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon peel. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide dough in half. Shape each into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2Let dough stand at room temperature for 5 - 10 minutes. Roll out each portion between two sheets of waxed paper to 1/4 in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1 1/2 in. diamond - shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets.

3Bake at 325 for 6 - 8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Combine the confectioners' sugar. lemon juice and peel; spread over cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #lemon, #shortbread