The Most Delicious and Easy Lemon Shortbread Biscuits by Annie West

The Most Delicious and (shhh!) Easy Lemon Shortbread Biscuits

Welcome to one of the simplest recipes I know. And it’s also one of the yummiest! Whenever I make these little biscuits (cookies) they disappear in no time. They’re perfect with tea or coffee but children love them too.

With only four ingredients and no need even to prepare the baking tin, it has to be easy!

Lemon Shortbreads

250 g (8 0z) butter
Grated rind of one lemon
1 cup icing sugar, sifted (in Australia I use icing sugar mixture)

2 cups plain flour, sifted

1.       Beat the butter and lemon rind till creamy then add icing sugar and beat well. Stir in the sifted flour.
2.       Take level teaspoons (yes, teaspoons, these are meant to be small) of the mix and roll lightly into balls (a great job for the children). Place on ungreased baking trays and press down with the fork which has been dipped in cold water so it won’t stick.
3.       Bake in a moderate oven (180 C, 350F) for 10-12 mins or until very slightly coloured (just a tinge of colour, not brown!). Cool and store in an airtight tin. Makes about 4 dozen.

I’ve had this recipe so long I don’t recall where I found it. It’s been tried and tested over many years and I can tell you these are terrific with a hot or cold drink and a good book. If you try them and like them, I’d love to hear!

About Annie

USA Today Bestselling author Annie West loves writing passionate, intense love stories and not just because writing gives her a chance to ignore housework! She has won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year as well as finalling in numerous contests. She is published in 25 languages in around 34 countries. She writes for Harlequin Presents (Mills and Boon Modern) and self publishes too. Annie loves passionate, sexy, emotional stories about charismatic heroes who cause the best kind of trouble for their heroines. Creating heroines who are a perfect match for those strong, stubborn men is one of the best parts of her job. She leaves on the east coast of Australia and her favourite things are books, good company, good food and travel. Annie LOVES hearing from readers! You can reach her at annie(at)

Annie on the Web

Sign up to Annie’s Newsletter for advance notice of new book, behind the scenes info, free stories, giveaways and more

Illicit nights with the billionaire… 

News of a tragic accident plunges Princess Amelie's life into turmoil. To escape the swarming press, she takes her newly orphaned nephew and runs, seeking the protection of one man. 

Lambis Evangelos desires Amelie beyond all reckoning, but refuses to taint her radiant beauty with the guilt of his past. For years he's resisted his longing for her luscious body—until Amelie's arrival at his doorstep draws him too close to her forbidden temptation… 

His secluded Greek island is a refuge from the world. There, Amelie and Lambis have no choice—they must yield to their fiery, uncontrollable passion! 


  1. I've had some really good shortbread cookies before. This sounds really good too.

    1. Mary, they're really tasty, perfect with a cup of something. The only problem is it's hard not to eat too many!

  2. Yum! I always make shortbread for the Christmas season - I think I'll try a batch of these ones this year, they sound delicious! :)

    1. Jemi, I back shortbread for Christmas too, but never these ones for some reason. I might have to change that this year. Hope you enjoy them. I'd love to hear if you do (but no pressure).

  3. These look so good! I'll be making these the next time I make cookies. :) --- Conrats on your release Annie ... loved this duet!

    1. Thanks very much, Lynn. I enjoyed writing them! Hope you enjoy the lemon shortbreads!

  4. Hi Annie

    I need to make these for the kids 😀

    Woohoo on the new release this c us a fantastic story I loved it 😀

    Have Fun

    1. These are definitely ones they can help you with. I have to say that all the adults I've given them to enjoy them!

  5. The cookies look good. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looking really nice indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh WOW! These I just have to try...shortbread is one of the original all-time "comfort foods" that I will never be able to resist!!
    Thank you so much for sharing. :))

  8. Both your recipe and book sound yummy:)

  9. These look amazing, despite being so simple. I'll take mine with some coffee.


Post a Comment

Now, your turn to share your food addiction!