Lemon Cookies

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Sarah_Jayne

I made these lemon cookies for my Christmas cookie tray this year. They are a light a delicate cookie with a texture a bit like shortbread. I cut them into various shapes, including people and made them a bit like 'lemon bread men'. The recipe originally came from the UK TV cook Rachel Allen. I originally posted this trying to convert from grams to ounces and it was too confusing. So, I have put it back to grams :)

Top Review by DrGaellon

6 1/4 ounces plain flour = 1 cup plus 7 tbsp (1½ cups less 1 tbsp) 3 7/8 ounces butter, soft = 1/2 cup (1 stick) 1 2/3 ounces sugar = 1/4 cup (using granulated white sugar)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the flour and lemon zest into a mixing bowl and rub in the soft butter.
  3. Add the sugar and bring the whole mixture together to form a stiff dough. Don not add any water, however tempting.
  4. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thickness and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter.
  5. Place carefully on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 6 to 10 minutes until they are a pale golden color.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

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