White Chocolate Lemon Shortbread Cookies

The Floured Countertop
by The Floured Countertop
32 Cookies
40 min

These cookies are my favorite dessert recipe of 2021 so far! The shortbread melts in your mouth with a little bit of tang from the lemon, and then it’s dipped in white chocolate for the perfect amount of sweetness. They’re hard to put down!

In honor of Valentines I used my heart cookie cutter, but you can choose any shape or switch it up with different colors or decorations- get creative with it!

These would go great with a Valentines brunch or to share with friends to let them know you’re thinking of them. Let me know if you make these by commenting below- Happy baking!

White Chocolate Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Recipe details
  • 32  Cookies
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • Zest of one Lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups White Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Preheat your oven to 325°. In a food processor or high-powered blender, add the zest of one lemon and 1/2 cup of sugar. Process for about 2 minutes to help the lemon zest to release their oils into the sugar.
Then add the 1/2 cup of softened butter and 1 Tbsp of Lemon Juice to the food processor and mix until fluffy- at least 3-4 minutes.
Add in the 1 1/4 cup of flour and 1/2 tsp Salt and process until it comes together. If it's crumbly, don't worry- just put it out on a lightly floured countertop and knead it until it comes together in one cohesive ball.
Roll it out until it's about 1/4 inch thick- you'll probably have to use more flour for dusting as you do this. Cut out your desired cookie size and shape, and place onto a lightly greased sheet pan.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, then let them cool for about 15 minutes before moving them onto a rack. Once completely cooled, melt 2 cups of white chocolate Chips, and dip the entire cookie in - scraping off any excess white chocolate.
If desired, decorate with a drizzle of the excess white chocolate and/or sprinkles. Let the chocolate dry completely before eating. Enjoy!
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