Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbreads

Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Lemon Shortbread Cookies


2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp fresh lemon zest

2 cups / 4 sticks very soft butter (leave outside overnight)

4 cups self-rising flour

1 cup Sugar

Cookie Cutters


Whip Lemon juice, zest, sugar and butter till creamy

Add flour and make dough. Wrap dough in 2 cylindrical rolls and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Using the chilled dough cut out 1/2 inch rounds with knife or cookie cutter.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place on baking sheet and bake for 11 – 15 minutes.

Tip: Thick 1/2 inch shortbreads will bake slowly. Thinner dough with shape cut will get done earlier. Watch the color and keep it light cream.

Line a baking sheet with liner

Remove sheet and cool for 5 minutes, place cookies on wire rack to cool some more. I was able to just place them directly on my serving platter.


are fun to do! Cut with different cookie cutters for the special occasions. Hearts for Valentines Day, Trees for Christmas, Turkey Shape for Thanksgiving and so on.

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Great for Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any Holiday Gift Giving.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. aafrin says:

    Quantity of sugar is not mentioned.

  2. About Rita says:

    Thank you. Corrected now!

  3. Megala says:

    Yum! These look so delicious & tempting.

  4. Nice-looking cookies you got there, Rita!

  5. Thanks. They are good.

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