Lemon Shortbread Cookies


These Lemon Shortbread Cookies are a perfect blend of buttery richness, tangy lemon flavor, and subtle herbal notes of thyme, making them a delightful treat for any occasion, whether enjoyed alone or paired with a comforting cup of tea.


½ cup butter, softened S cup cane sugar Zest of 1 medium lemon 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1¼ cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Step 1

Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Cream Butter: Cream softened butter until fluffy in an electric mixer, then beat in cane sugar until well combined.

Step 3

Add Flavorings: Mix in lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped thyme leaves until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Step 4

Incorporate Dry Ingredients: Gradually add all-purpose flour and sea salt to the mixture, mixing until just combined.

Step 5

Shape and Bake: Roll out the dough, cut into desired shapes, and bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned. Allow to cool on wire racks before storing at room temperature.