You will love the burst of fresh lemon flavor in these buttery, tender shortbread cookies. And if that's not enough to tempt your taste buds, they get dipped in a tart, lemony glaze. Lemony delicious! Cookies taste more lemony the next day.

Cindy @ My Country Table
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cookies:
Lemon Glaze:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Sift or whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl.

  • Place butter in a large mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until very creamy. Add confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, and flour mixture; mix until well combined.

  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into rounds using a round cookie cutter. Transfer cookies to ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are light brown on the bottom but still very light on top, about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for about 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

  • Whisk melted butter and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Add lemon zest and whisk again. Whisk in confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time. Add more lemon juice if necessary for a thin consistency.

  • Dip the top of each cookie in the glaze and transfer to a wire rack placed over waxed paper or parchment paper. Allow cookies to sit until glaze has set, about 2 hours.

  • Store cookies in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper.

Cook's Note:

Cookies will stay fresh for up to 1 week in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; 18.4 g total fat; 48 mg cholesterol; 62 mg sodium. 36.6 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2020
I am not a very good cook but I followed the recipe exactly and they came out great. I have two questions… What size cookie cutter is intended for this because mine came out a little bit small. And the other question is about the glaze - mine wasn’t as pretty as the picture. Was I supposed to have sifted it first? Anyway this will be a recipe I try again and again until I get it right!??? My family Loved these! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/23/2019
Dough was all but unworkable following the recipe, had to add more flour and refrigerate it to roll it out. Wasn't well thought out. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2020
I am not a very good cook but I followed the recipe exactly and they came out great. I have two questions… What size cookie cutter is intended for this because mine came out a little bit small. And the other question is about the glaze - mine wasn’t as pretty as the picture. Was I supposed to have sifted it first? Anyway this will be a recipe I try again and again until I get it right!??? My family Loved these! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/23/2019
Dough was all but unworkable following the recipe, had to add more flour and refrigerate it to roll it out. Wasn't well thought out. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2019
Too good! I made just as the recipe called. Refreshing would be perfect to take to a ladies luncheon but mine would never have made it out of the house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2020
Yummy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2019
no changes Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2020
I am not a very good cook but I followed the recipe exactly and they came out great. I have two questions… What size cookie cutter is intended for this because mine came out a little bit small. And the other question is about the glaze - mine wasn’t as pretty as the picture. Was I supposed to have sifted it first? Anyway this will be a recipe I try again and again until I get it right!??? My family Loved these! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2019
The are excellent nice flavour tender crumb easy to work with dough. I made this using my kitchenaid and switched to a dough hook when adding the flour mixture. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
DERRRRR-LICIOUS! I didn't change the recipe one bit. It is delightful!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2019
Was awesome Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2019
Very Tasty I will make again! Read More