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Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Melt in your mouth lemon shortbread cookies. These cookies are made with fresh lemon zest and juice which give a bold fresh lemon flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: Biscuits, Cookies, Fresh lemon, Lemon, Shortbread, Shortbread cookies


  • 150g Butter salted
  • ½ cup Icing sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups Flour
  • ½ cup Cornstarch corn flour
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 lemon


  • Preheat oven to 160°C / 320°F.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
  • Add in lemon zest and lemon juices and continue to beat for another 30 seconds.
  • Next add in flour and cornstarch and mix on low speed (or by hand) until mix comes together into a ball.
  • Add a little flour to your bench and roll out cookie dough to 5mm thick. Then using a cookie cutter cut out cookies and place on a lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 15-20 at 160°c / 320°f.
  • Let sit for a minute then move to a cooling rack.


Leave plain or drizzled with melted chocolate or a lemon glaze.