English Lemon Shortbread Strips

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Ashley U

Lemon is a flavorful compliment to this traditional shortbread recipe.

Top Review by mianbao

The flavor of this shortbread is excellent. I did have a problem in getting it out of the pan. It crumbled rather badly. I think this could be easily solved by baking it on parchment on a flat baking sheet rather than in a pan. I intend to try it that way in the future. Thank you for posting a good, and very easy recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. HEAT OVEN TO 350°.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon peel in large mixer bowl.
  3. Beat at medium speed until creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce speed to low.
  5. Add flour; beat until crumbly, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Press dough evenly into lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly brown.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and lemon juice in small bowl. Using wire whisk, mix until smooth.
  10. Spread thin layer of glaze over cooled shortbread; sprinkle with lemon peel.
  11. Let stand for 30 minutes to set.
  12. Cut into strips.

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