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a stack of freshly baked lemon shortbread cookies on a white plate

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lemony and sweet. Crispy on the outside chewy on the inside!
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine German
Keyword cookies, easy baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Chill Time 10 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 103kcal
Author Maike



  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or a silpat).
  • Add butter to a small saucepan and melt over low heat. Allow the butter to cool for 2 minutes.
  • Combine the melted butter white and brown sugars. Use an electric mixer and beat ingredients on medium speed. Add one egg yolk + one whole egg, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice. Continue to mix all ingredients.
  • Slowly add flour and continue to beat until you have a thick, smooth batter. Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Place one tablespoon cookie batter and onto the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg