Lemon Thyme Shortbread

Lemon Thyme Shortbread

Thyme adds a wonderful aroma and flavor to this elegant lemon shortbread cookie.

40 min. prep time
18 bars
232 Ratings



1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour


3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 to 3 teaspoons water
Clear or white edible glitter, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, extending over edges. Set aside.

Stir together all shortbread ingredients except flour in bowl. Add flour, beating on low speed until combined.

Press dough evenly into prepared pan. Bake 17-19 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 2 minutes in pan.

Lift bars from pan, using foil. Cut bars into 9 equal squares. Cut each square in half diagonally, forming triangles. Cool completely.

Make glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and lemon juice in bowl; add enough water for desired consistency. Drizzle over shortbread. Immediately sprinkle with edible glitter, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15649©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is a delicious recipe! I made the glaze a little thinner (more lemon juice) and added more grated lemon zest to the glaze! Incredible!
Boring. Could not taste the thyme. Will not bother with them again.
Test Kitchen Comment


The thyme and the lemon in this shortbread can be increased if you like a stronger lemon or thyme flavor.
Posted December 17, 2012
This is wonderful! Easy to make. Don't double the recipe into a larger pan. Too difficult to remove! You'll have to make two if you want more.

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