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Lovely lemon shortbread cookies

on 15/04/2009

Delightful lemony shortbread cookies! yum!

I made these lovely lemon shortbread cookies for easter. It was a long time ago that I have made cookies. I didn’t want chocolate ones so I made these.
They are crumbly & buttery like shortbread should be. They are a bit different with the grinned lemon zest in them. You can taste a hint of lemon without it overpowering the cookies.
Printable Recipe here!
Recipe: For about 50 small & medium-sized cookies
Ingredients:
150 gr lightly salted butter, softened
75 gr of icing sugar
225 gr plain flour, sifted
1 tablespoon of milk
grated rind of 1 lemon
Method:
1. Take your Kenwood or Kitchen Aid & put the K-paddle in. Place the softened butter together with the icing sugar in the bowl & beat until pale & fluffy.
2. Stir in the sifted flour.
3. Add the milk & the lemon rind.
4. Now, mix everything until it is well combined.
5. Take the dough out of the bowl & mix 1 minute with your hands. Form a thick ball & place into cling film & put away into the fridge for about 30 minutes to stiff up.
Later on, it will be much easier to roll out the dough to use cookie cutters.
6. After 30 minutes in the fridge, preheat the oven to 175°C. for about 10 minutes.
7. On a well floured chopping board, take the dough out of the cling film & cut into 2. Use 1 part & roll out to 5 mm thick. Put flour onto the rolling-pin & it will be easier to roll the dough out.
Use your favourite cookie cutters & re-roll the rest of the dough again & again. Place the cookies on a Silpat or on baking sheets & bake for about 10 to 15 minutes into the center of the oven until they are a bit browned on the edges.
8. Carefully, take them out of the oven & place on a wire rack to cool down.
9. Take your second part of the dough & do the same.
10. These cookies are lovely with a good cup of coffee or some lemon tea.
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88 responses to “Lovely lemon shortbread cookies

  1. Susanna says:

    MMMM..Sophie! These cookies look delicious!

  2. Pam says:

    Lemon shortbread? What could be better? They look wonderful!

  3. burpandslurp says:

    lemon and butter…mm…luscious! did you know that this week’s BSI ingredient is lemons? maybe you can submit this recipe!

  4. These look wonderful. What is it about Easter that makes everyone have the urge to eat lemon?

  5. clémence says:

    miam, j’adore le citron !

  6. These cookies are sooooo lucky that they aren’t at my house right now, because I’d eat each and every one of them. These sound delicious- thanks for sharing the recipe Sophie!

  7. So cute! And, they sound delicious. This is just my kind of cookie!

  8. Agreed! Buttery shortbread and tart lemon are great together.

  9. Jenn says:

    Sophie, those look sooo cute!!! Like little animal crackers, but so much better!!! I love shortbread, too.

  10. Sapuche says:

    These look like wonderful shortbread cookies! I love the cat and elephant shaped ones the best…Very creative, Sophie!

  11. Shortbread is fabulous! It’s like the perfect cookie! Yours look wonderful!

  12. Sara says:

    What great looking cookies, I love all the different shapes!

  13. Kerstin says:

    They are so cute Sophie! And I love the lemon you added – yum!

  14. did someone say lemon?? hahaha. yum!

  15. Crumbly and buttery shortbread lemon cookies? You are sent from heaven Sophie!

  16. Diana H says:

    Lemon shortbread cookies sound heavenly.

  17. Maris says:

    These look great! I made lemon shortbread cookies today too, actually, lemon AND brown sugar. It looks like yours were as good as mine were :)

  18. Lemon must make these divine. Love the elephant!

  19. Dirk says:

    Waw, Sophie!! These cookies look fantastic!! MMMM…I adore good shortbread with a twist!

  20. Filip says:

    Joepie, kei plezant!

  21. Donna says:

    Oh my these sound delicious Sopihie. Buttery lemon shortbread , oh yes,wonderful. The shapes are so cute too!

  22. ooh, I want the butterfly.

  23. These look delicious! Yummy!Cheers,Rosa

  24. I love the idea of adding lemon to the shortbread cookies. Talk about making them taste light, fresh and full of sunshine! I bet orange or lime zest would work too to change them up depending on your mood.

  25. Koko says:

    Mmmmm! Love the cookie cutters!!!!

  26. Grace says:

    great twist on a super cookie–i’ll bet the lemon adds all kinds of deliciousness. i love your shapes, too. :)

  27. Those cookies are adorable, Sophie! My daughter is demanding that I have to make those for her right away!

  28. Talita says:

    How cute! Really lovely! Surely all these cookies are yummy!

  29. Your lemon shortbread are really pretty, I love the lemon touch especially.

  30. Sophie, they look absolutely amazing! :)Have a nice day and don’t forget about Mayan Magic Giveaway on my site!Margot

  31. Juliana says:

    The cookies look so good! I simple love food with lemon.

  32. WE are on the same wavelength Sophie! I am making shortbread this coming week too. They look divine! :D

  33. Jamie says:

    Mmmmm. Something yummy to make with my new cookie cutters!

  34. Judy says:

    Who doesn’t love shortbread? I love the idea of adding lemon. BTW, I would love to exchange links with you. I’ll add you to my blogroll if you add me to yours. Let me know.

  35. Netts Nook says:

    Oh Sophie your cookies look great I can’t wait to give them a try. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice compliment.

  36. Sylvia says:

    Cookies de limón !!!Que rico, es mi sabor predilectos. Están buenisimos

  37. It looks so cute. Where did you get these animal cookie cutters. I love them!

  38. I bet the lemon is such a great, bright addition here! Delicious!

  39. Lo says:

    Gotta say it… shortbread will win me over EVERY time. I love the fact that these can be made into cut-outs. YUM.Thanks for visiting the Burp! blog… I’ll be back to yours again soon!

  40. My husband loves lemon and shortbread so I will be making this for hime. Wow a comment on my site from so far away. Have a great weekend.

  41. Reeni♥ says:

    These look delicious Sophie! And so cute!

  42. Jan says:

    A perfect combination, shortbread and lemon, yum! I love all the different shapes you’ve used too.

  43. Lemon shortbread sounds wonderful! No need to put frosting on them – the flavors would be just right by themselves!

  44. Sara says:

    These are so cute!

  45. Nicisme says:

    Cute shapes, and I love lemon!

  46. Kara says:

    I love lemon, especially in the spring time. These sound heavenly!

  47. Miriam Leigh says:

    such CUTE little shapes!

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