Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Melt in your mouth, tangy lemon taste. Hard to resist!! Freezes well I've never made these with the poppy seeds, only with the lemon rind, we love it, nice tangy taste and melt in your mouth. They have become a traditional Christmas item paired with the traditional shortbread.


  1. Combine flour, corn starch, icing sugar and lemon rind in a large bowl.
  2. With large spoon, blend in butter.
  3. Work with hands until a soft, smooth dough forms.
  4. roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Cut in shapes with cookie cutters.
  6. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Sprinkle with coloured sugars if desired.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  9. Remove from sheet, cool completely.
  10. Variation: Lemon Almond- Add 3/4 cup finely chopped unblanched almonds to dough or Lemon poppyseed- Add 1 tablespoon poppy seeds to dough.
Most Helpful

We liked these very much. They do have a melt-in-your-mouth texture, which I love - and I'm a sucker for lemon in anything and loved the light lemony taste in these. I made cookie sandwiches with some of these, filling with raspberry jam, and that was delicious, too.

evelyn/athens January 19, 2004

I love this type of cookie! So tender! Mine did crumble a bit, but hey, that's what napkins are for. lol Such a good flavor, and so easy to make. I put these in my Christmas Cookie basket this year. Made for KK's 24 Days of Cookies event.

FLUFFSTER December 25, 2010

These were definitely melt in your mouth! A very good cookie with a pretty strong lemon flavor. I didn't do cookie cutters but rather just rolled the dough into a log and cut. I think my dough was far to sticky to actually roll out anyways. Made very flat cookie, but they were still good. Thank you.

KellyMac6 March 20, 2010