Simple Lemon Shortbread Cookie Recipe

I like baking cookies because you can make them as simple or as imaginative as possible. One of the more simpler ones that I make are lemon shortbread cookies. Although I bake chocolate chip cookies the most, there are times when I want something else. And shortbread cookies are fantastic go-to's.

lemon shortbread cookies

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

  • 1 1/3 cups corn starch
  • 2 cups butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until softened.

Add powdered sugar, beat until well combined. Add lemon peel and vanilla; beat well. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour and corn starch; add to mixture and beat well.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press tines of a fork atop each ball to make subtle design.

Bake about 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.