White Chocolate Dipped Lemon Shortbread Recipe

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Nora Ray Modified: March 21, 2022
White Chocolate Dipped Lemon Shortbread Recipe

How To Make White Chocolate Dipped Lemon Shortbread

This lemon shortbread recipe brings the right sweet and sour combination and mixed with white chocolate to give some depth to the sweetness.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 3 hours



  • 1cupunsalted butter,softened
  • ¾cupsugar,granulated
  • tbsplemon zest
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2tspfresh lemon juice
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour,leveled to measure
  • 12ozwhite chocolate,chopped, or vanilla Candy Melts
  • cupunsalted pistachios,chopped, optional


  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream together butter, sugar, lemon zest and salt.

  2. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla extract.

  3. Add flour and mix until well combined.

  4. Scoop dough out and compress dough with your hands.

  5. Shape into a 10-inch log on a lightly floured surface.

  6. Wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and chill 2 hours or until firm.

  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  8. Remove dough from refrigerator and slice the log into ⅓-inch thick slices. Transfer 12 slices to an ungreased 18×13-inch baking sheet and bake until bottoms are lightly golden and cookies are set, about 13 to 16 minutes.

  9. Keep remaining dough chilled. Repeat process with remaining dough, adding slices to a clean, cool baking sheet.

  10. Let cookies cool on baking sheet 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  11. Once cool, melt vanilla candy melts or white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring well between intervals until melted and smooth.

  12. Dip half of each cooking in candy melts, shake off excess, then transfer to a sheet or parchment paper.

  13. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios before it starts to set.

  14. Let set then store in an airtight container at room temperature.


  • Calories: 200.14kcal
  • Fat: 12.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.41g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.44g
  • Fiber: 0.51g
  • Sugar: 13.68g
  • Protein: 2.17g
  • Cholesterol: 21.52mg
  • Sodium: 35.42mg
  • Calcium: 32.12mg
  • Potassium: 67.65mg
  • Iron: 0.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 61.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.05mg
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