Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Barbara Howard


I love shortbread cookies, and this is a welcome change.


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 dozen
15 Min
15 Min


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2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1 c
1 pkg
instant lemon pudding mix (3-4 ounce)
the zest of one lemon
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
4 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp

How to Make Lemon Shortbread Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. Cream together butter, sugar, zest, juice, salt and dry pudding mix. Add flour one cup at a time. Divide dough in half. Place each half on separate pieces of wax paper and form 2 logs about 2" in diameter, wrap in the wax paper. Place the logs of dough into the freezer for 1 hour.
  • 22. Remove dough from freezer and slice into 1/2" pieces. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Place baked cookies onto a wire rack to cool. When cooled lightly dust with powdered sugar.

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About Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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