Lemon Shortbread

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Lemon Shortbread

A simple recipe for everyone to enjoy. To serve with a dessert make biscuits smaller and thinner and reduce cooking time accordingly.

At a glance

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 12-15


  1. Sift flour into a large bowl, then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, stir in sugar and lemon zest.
  2. Knead well to form a smooth dough.
  3. Roll the dough into a sausage shape approximately 7cm in diameter. Roll the dough in preserving sugar, wrap in cling wrap and chill until the dough is firm.
  4. Preheat oven to fan 150°C, conventional 170°C, gas 3.
  5. Grease a baking tray.
  6. Cut into slices just under 1cm in thickness.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes until pale and golden. In warm weather chill the shortbread before baking.

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wh0cd628053 <a href=http://voltaren.world/>diclofenac</a>
27 Aug 2017 Report Abusive Comment
We did a bake off at St Joseph's hospice Hackney where I work and I made some these biscuits, sandwiched two together with a lemon buttercream filling. I won first prize!
Added by Claire Learner of hertfordshire 17 Sep 2016 Report Abusive Comment
We had a bake off at St Joseph's Hospice Hackney where I work and I made these biscuits, with a lemon buttercream filling and put two together. I won first prize. Everyone loved them so thanks for the recipe! I baked them for 40 mins at 150 in a fan oven.
Added by Claire Learner of hertfordshire 17 Sep 2016 Report Abusive Comment
Im planning to make these for mothers day but am I blind because i cannot see the ingrediants list?
Added by Kate Bellchambers of WILLETTON 05 May 2015 Report Abusive Comment
Really easy to make and a great result. I used very soft butter which made it easy to mix. I probably did 40mins at fan 150 in the end.
Added by Jo Watts of Cheadle 07 May 2014 Report Abusive Comment
quickest scummiest shortbread bisquits i ever made. will definately make these again
Added by Janis Eaton of ingleton 14 Jun 2011 Report Abusive Comment
these were scrummy and so easy to make
Added by Karen Stenning of burgess hill 04 May 2011 Report Abusive Comment
would not bind together, ended up cooking scraps of mxture!
Added by Vicky Barker of hull 13 Mar 2011 Report Abusive Comment


  • 250g McDougalls Plain Flour
  • 175g butter
  • 75g caster sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 large unwaxed lemon
  • Preserving or Demerara sugar for decoration

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