Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze



Homemade shortbread cookies are already a favorite of mine- buttery, flaky, delicious, and… dangerous!

But then top them with this pretty lemony glaze that gives a pleasant little tartness, and my oh my! They become ‘to-die-for’!



You will Need:

Shortbread Cookies:

  • 3 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Lemony Glaze (source: Giada De Laurentiis)

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 lemon, zested

To Make the Cookies:

Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer until fully combined.

Add vanilla.

Add the flour and salt to the butter mixture and mix until a crumbly dough is formed.

P1020164Bring the dough together into a ball.

Divide into two balls and flatten each slightly on plastic-wrap. Wrap up and refrigerate for 25 minutes.

Take the dough out and starting with one of the sections of dough, gently roll out to about 1/4in thickness.


Using a round biscuit cutter, cut out the dough. Use a metal spatula to transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake @ 325 for about 18 minutes- just until starting to brown.


Remove to a wire rack to cool.

To Make the Glaze:

Combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth.

Spoon a small amount onto each cookie and spread it out with the back of your spoon.

Allow the cookies to sit out until the glaze has hardened.

Store in a tightly covered container to keep fresh





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One thought on “Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze

  1. Rebecca June 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm Reply

    I love lemony things in the summer. These look great! Going to print the recipe and make later in the week. Thanks for sharing. ~Blessings~

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