Lemon & Herb Crisps

Lemon & Herb Crisps

Tie a stack of these crisp buttery cookies with a ribbon and give them as a gift.

45 min. prep time
4 dozen cookies
232 Ratings


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage or thyme leaves
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Coarse white or yellow decorator sugar


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest and sage leaves in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Roll out dough on well-floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut with scalloped pastry wheel or pizza cutter into 2-inch squares. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle generously with decorator sugar.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown. Immediately sprinkle with additional decorator sugar, if desired. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in loosely covered container.

Recipe Tip

- To make sandwich cookies; spread about 1 teaspoon raspberry preserves on bottom of 1 cookie. Top with another cookie; press together lightly.

- Squeeze juice from lemons; freeze in ice cube trays. Place frozen cubes into resealable freezer bag. Thaw desired amount in refrigerator when lemon juice is needed.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 60

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14264©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

herb cookies can be difficult. If this recipe is followed exactly and you use fresh herbs and lemon, it turns out a lovely butter cookie with a very subtle sweetness. I find that using small cookie cutters of one inch or smaller make for a simpler to make cookie. I've sent this cookie as gifts for two years now and this is a frequent request.
These are pretty bad. I have much happier hubby and son when I make a rosemary shortbread cookie (that these could have been .....). I used sage and doubt thyme would have been any better.

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