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Lemon Shortbread

Here’s our easy and deliciously light lemon shortbread recipe – perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea.

Serves: 12


  • 100g salted butter, softened
  • 50g golden caster sugar, add a little extra for dusting
  • 1 large lemon (zest)
  • 175g plain flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 130/150C/Gas Mark 2 and grease your baking tray.
  2. Put the butter into a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until it’s soft.
  3. Add both the caster sugar and lemon zest to the bowl and mix.
  4. Stir in the flour then use your hands to form a soft dough.
  5. Roll out onto a smooth surface and use the bottom of a decorative tumbler to create the pattern.
  6. Next use a round cutter to create the biscuits.
  7. Transfer these onto your tray and bake for around 40 minutes until they turn a pale gold colour.
  8. Leave to cool then dust some remaining caster sugar onto the shortbread to serve.


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