Food Recipes Slice-and-Bake Lemon Shortbread 2.7 (1,819) 20 Reviews Craving something sweet and a little tart? This lemon shortbread recipe is for you. By Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez Gina Marie is a chef and food editor with over 20 years of experience. Her work has appeared in Gourmet Magazine, Bon Appétit, AOL's Kitchen Daily, and Real Simple, among others. Highlights: * Over 20 years of experience in the food industry * Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management degree * Baking & Pastry certificate from the Institute of Culinary Education * Former food editor at Gourmet Magazine Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 20, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email This buttery cookie gets a lift from lemon zest and a final sprinkle of coarse sugar for extra shine and texture. Get the recipe. Photo: Victor Schrager Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 5 hrs Yield: 36 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled ¼ teaspoon fine salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 teaspoons lemon juice coarse sanding or turbinado sugar for sprinkling Directions In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, lemon zest and juice on medium speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until the flour is incorporated. On a piece of parchment, press the dough together firmly to form a rectangular block, 12 by 2 by 1 inches (use a ruler or metal spatula to square off the sides). Wrap in the parchment and refrigerate until firm, about 3 to 4 hours. Heat oven to 350°F. Cut the dough into ⅓-inch-thick slices and place on baking sheets spaced 1 inch apart; sprinkle with the coarse sugar. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through until the edges begin to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 104 Calories 5g Fat 13g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 104 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 14mg 5% Sodium 14mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 13g 5% Total Sugars 6g Protein 1g Calcium 3mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.