Lemon shortbread snowballs

The Mr. was craving some cookies on Friday night after a day of snow blowing and snow shovelling.  Since I had used all the eggs for omelets for lunch, I settled on some lemon shortbread cookies.  No eggs required!

Inspired by the 44 centimeters of snow that fell in our neighbourhood I decided to scoop the batter into little balls and dust with powdered sugar.  Turned out pretty and delicious!


Just a few simple ingredients…


After whipping the butter  in the bowl of an electric mixer simply sift in the confectioners sugar, cornstarch and all purpose flour and mix until well blended!


Grate the zest of one lemon right into the bowl, and stir on low until incorporated


Using a 1 tbsp scoop, scoop onto parchment lined baking sheet leaving a bit of space between cookies


Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.  Just until the bottom edges are slightly golden in color.


Cool for about 5 minutes before dusting with confectioners sugar!


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Have a sweet day!!


Author: Adapted from All Recipes Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread
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Serves: 24
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. In the bowl of electric mixer whip butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift in confectioners sugar, cornstarch and flour.
  4. Mix at medium speed until well blended.
  5. Zest lemon into mixing bowl and stir on low until incorporated.
  6. Scoop using 1 tbsp scoop onto prepared pan leaving about 1″ to 2″ between cookie.
  7. Bake until edges are just lightly golden.
  8. Allow to cool on wire rack for about 5 minutes before dusting with confectioners sugar.

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  1. Have never seen a recipe for lemon shortbread! These look delightfully scrumptious!
    We love lemon anything in our home! Cannot wait to try them out!

  2. Hi Maureen,
    These cookies look scrumptious! Shortbread cookies are my absolute favourite cookie and lemon is my absolute favourite flavor. What a perfect pairing! So glad I found these.