Lemon Shortbread Cookies

    40 mins

    Rich, lemon flavored cookies.

    34 people made this

    Makes: 20 

    • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C).
    2. In a medium bowl, beat butter or margarine and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon zest, lemon extract, and vanilla.
    3. Add flour and salt to butter/sugar mixture and blend well. With a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies using a 2 inch round cutter and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll scraps.
    4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until cookies are pale golden, not brown. Let stand 2 minutes. Remove to a rack and let cool completely.

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    Sorry to say my notes on this recipe is - "a mess and a total waste of ingredients." It's extremely rare that I get bad results from recipes on this site - but this one was memorably BAD.  -  16 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUCK. I followed the directions exactly, with extremely poor results. Yield was way off -- I only got 12 small cookies instead of 20 2-inch ones. Baking time was off too, and they probably should have baked at 325 instead of 375...I checked them after 14 min. and the bottoms were burnt (recipe recommended 20 to 25 min.) After scraping off the burnt bottoms, the texture and taste were still nasty -- way too floury and bready.  -  21 Jun 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    USED HEALTHIER OPTIONS: This recipe still turned out amazing! I used lemon juice instead of lemon extract, lite brown sugar, and whole wheat flour for a healthier cookie and they still recieved rave reviews from the toughest critics: my 8 and 6 yr old!  -  27 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)