Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies Recipe

How To Make Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies

These Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies are light and packed with flavor and a zesty hint from its sweet lemon glaze slathered over the soft cookies.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Cookies:

  • 2cupsbutter,softened
  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • lemon zest,(from 1 lemon)
  • lemon juice,(from 1 lemon)
  • 4cupsflour,plus extra for surface when rolling the cookies
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspbaking powder

For Glaze:

  • 3tbsplemon juice
  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • lemon zest,(from 1 lemon)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, add the butter and beat until fluffy.

  3. Add in the powdered sugar, zest of 1 lemon, and juice of 1 lemon.

  4. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder.

  5. Slowly add it to the butter mixture and mix until combined.

  6. Add the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll it out to ¼-inch thick.

  7. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out the cookies and lay them onto a baking sheet.

  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown.

  9. Remove and let cool.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, powdered sugar, and zest of 1 lemon.

  2. Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze and place it on a wire rack to set.


  • Calories: 250.83kcal
  • Fat: 15.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.62g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.04g
  • Fiber: 0.57g
  • Sugar: 9.90g
  • Protein: 2.32g
  • Cholesterol: 40.67mg
  • Sodium: 58.73mg
  • Calcium: 14.97mg
  • Potassium: 29.01mg
  • Iron: 0.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 129.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.74mg
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