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Lemon Shortbread Cookes Easy Recipe. A fresh lemon and sugar glaze tops off these lemon shortbread cookies. They melt in your mouth!
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Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookes Easy Recipe. A fresh lemon and sugar glaze tops off these lemon shortbread cookies. They melt in your mouth!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 41 minutes
Servings 25 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons grated lemon peel (About two lemons)
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Zest and juice the lemons. Set both zest and juice aside.
  • Beat butter, sugar, salt and lemon rind until smooth. About 2 minutes.
  • Add flour and blend well.
  • Dough will look like very course sand. Add 1 T. lemon juice and beat just a bit more.
  • Gather dough into a ball kneading just a few times so it holds together.
  • Divide in half. Refrigerate dough for 10 minutes.
  • Remove one section from refrigerator. Roll out to 1/4 in. thick.
  • Cut out with cookie cutter. I used a 2 1/2 in. circle.
  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6 minutes. Do not brown.
  • Repeat process for second half of dough.
  • Combine powdered sugar, milk and lemon juice. Stir well. Add more lemon juice or milk until the glaze is desired consistency.
  • Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Notes

Using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter, I got about 30 cookies. How many cookies this recipe makes depends on how thick you roll them out and the size of your cookie cutter.