Lemon Shortbread (For Ceramic Shortbread Pan)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I like this idea of using a decorative pan to bake shortbread. This recipe came with the pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter until light.
  3. Cream in the powdered sugar and the grated lemon peel.
  4. Now work in the flour.
  5. Knead the dough on an unfloured board until nice and smooth.
  6. Spray the shortbread pan very lightly with a non-stick vegetable spray.
  7. Firmly press the dough into the shortbread pan.
  8. Prick the entire surface with a fork, and bake the shortbread right in the pan.
  9. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
  10. Let the shortbread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before you loosen the edges with a knife and flip the pan over onto a wooden cutting board.
  11. If the shortbread does not come right out, tap one edge of the pan.
  12. Cut the shortbread into serving pieces while it is still warm.
  13. Note: I usually leave it whole and wrap in plastic wrap and tie with ribbon or rafia for gifts.


Most Helpful

I have tried to make this recipe using the metric quantities and ended up with a crumbly mess...you might want to re-calculatethe metric quantities. I had to add more butter just to bring the mixture together to be able to use it.

cakebaker-cakemaker December 17, 2008

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