Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Lemon Shortbread Cookies make a delicious slice and bake cookie recipe perfect for sharing! Made with fresh lemons, this cookie recipe has just the perfect amount of sweet and tart that lemon lovers adore! // addapinch.com
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Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe - Lemon Shortbread Cookies make a delicious slice and bake cookie recipe perfect for sharing! Made with fresh lemons, this cookie recipe has just the perfect amount of sweet and tart that lemon lovers adore!
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 48 cookies
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup salted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

For the Lemon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Cream together the butter, cornstarch, and confectioner's sugar with an electric mixer until well-combined, about 3 minutes. Add flour to the butter mixture until just combined. Add the lemon zest and the lemon juice. Beat until thoroughly mixed and a soft dough is formed.
  • Divide the dough in half and turn each half out onto a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Form each half into a 1-inch roll, twisting the ends of the paper to seal. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Slice the dough into 1/4-inch slices and place onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until set, about 10 minutes. Cookies will not brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

For the Lemon Glaze

  • Add the confectioner's sugar to a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice, stirring until the glaze is smooth.
  • Once the lemon shortbread cookies have cooled completely, spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of glaze onto each cookie and spread around the center of the cookie. Allow the glaze to set and serve.