Lemon shortbread cookies. For an easy treat packed with tangy citrus flavor, whip up these incredibly soft cookies. With melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness from every angle, this recipe features a lemony twist on your favorite classic cookies. Perfect idea for an easy lazy treat!
Cookies are apparently one of the most popular treats in the culinary world. True to its name, these sweet biscuits are melt-in-your-mouth soft and every bite is heavenly. Again, the classic shortbread cookies are examples of next level deliciousness. Here’s a heavenly version of these cookies with a hint of lemon flavor.
Lemon shortbread cookies. The basic shortbread combination of butter, sugar and flour is spiked with tangy lemons in two different forms, lemon zest and lemon juice. If you love shortbread cookies and lemons, this incredibly easy to make recipe is for you. Trust me, every bite tastes divine!
How To Make Lemon Shortbread Cookies
First, cream butter. Make sure the butter you are using to make these cookies is unsalted and at room temperature. All you need to do is beat the butter for about a minute or two to get that soft creamy consistency.
Add powdered or icing sugar. Although shortbread cookies can be made with granulated (caster) sugar, I highly recommend using the finer version to achieve the perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture. Beat butter and sugar together. At this stage, you are aiming for a fluffy texture.
Add the flavors – in this case, lemon zest and lemon juice. In order to attain that hint of tangy lemon, you will need both lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat again to combine butter, sugar and lemon.
To this, add flour. Shortbread cookies doesn’t require any leavening agent, so the only dry ingredient in this recipe is flour. Add in the flour gradually so it’s well-incorporated into the cookie dough.
Once the dough is ready, all you need to do roll out and cut into desired shapes. Again, make sure you refrigerate the cut out shapes for the lemon shortbread cookies before baking. This way, the cookies will not spread and hold that perfect shape you want.
These cookies will be ready in about 15 minutes. Make sure you cook them completely before storing in an airtight container.
Finally, add a drizzle of lemon glaze if you like! Perfect lemon cookies for lemon lovers!
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