Lime & Almond Shortbread

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Missy Wombat

This shortbread recipe is exquisite and very subtle. I always get asked for the recipe whenever I make it. I found it in Gerhard Jenne's book on decorating cookies in the form of a Lemon Almond Shortbread. Lime is even more delicious.

Top Review by ERguy

The batter for this cookie was very heavy and sticky and inpossible to roll out as directed. I had to put it on a sheet pan in one big blob and flatten it out with my hands, pizza dough style. I even used a metric scale to weigh out all the ingredients, so I was able to follow the recipe exactly. I doubled the lime zest and juice too, but still didnt get a very strong lime taste. I needed to bake these an extra 5 minutes too (probably since I had a big flat cookie and not individual ones). The cookies tasted \

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and smooth.
  2. Add the yolk and continue to mix well.
  3. Add the sifted flour and the almond meal.
  4. Add the lime.
  5. Beat well.
  6. Roll out on clean surface and cut into pieces.
  7. Place on cold greased tray or tray with baking paper.
  8. Prick shortbread.
  9. Bake at 180 deg C/350 deg F for 12-15 minutes.

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