Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Light lemony cookie.


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks.
  2. Stir in grated lemon rind.
  3. Add lemon juice and vanilla.
  4. Add flour.
  5. Form into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten into rounds.
  6. Bake at 300°F for 20 minutes or until done.
  7. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.


Most Helpful

Delicious lemon shortbread!! Rather than roll into balls, I spread the dough out on a silpat on a half-sheet pan and baked it. I let it sit in a turned-off oven for about ten to twelve minutes, then removed the pan to a rack and scored the cookies using a square cookie cutter. I also sprinkled the top of the dough with some sanding sugar just before baking. Very pretty, very delicious.

Chef Kate June 17, 2012

Made it exactly as the recipe says except I only had a lime so I used that for the rind. So delicious and delicate looking but actually a very sturdy cookie. Thanks for the recipe!

ChelseaCooks June 20, 2013

the cookies were really good when i made them. the dough came out very soft so i used the teaspoons instead of making them into balls. i decorated them with candied orange peel and ground pistachios :) this recipe was very easy!:)

sdlkim April 16, 2009

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