English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

English Lemon Shortbread Strips

July 15, 2014Teresa

I love these fabulous English Lemon Shortbread Strips! These mouthwatering cookies are absolutely drool worthy. 🙂 I saw them on Pinterest awhile back and had to make them. I am so glad I did because they are one of the nicest lemon bars I’ve ever eaten.

These amazing cookies just seem to melt-in-your-mouth and the icing is to die for! The cookie base itself is like shortbread and I doubled the icing because there wasn’t enough to cover the top in the original recipe. So it’s richer and more lemony….the taste was just awesome.

I’m always on the lookout for cookie or brownie recipes as John takes them on his job regularly to give away as gifts. I don’t like making the same thing all the time and there’s so many great recipes on Pinterest these days that I don’t have to be stuck in a rut making the same two or three favorite cookie recipes all the time. I love finding great new recipes and this is another one I’d love to make for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year. It has taste, texture, and a wonderful fragrance.

If you’re looking for a spectacular bar-type cookie with luscious lemony flavor then this is the recipe you should try! It’s beautiful and delicious enough to serve for any special occasion, to make for holiday baking or for office parties and potlucks. It is one of those cookies that will bring rave reviews wherever you take it.

The nice thing about English Lemon Shortbread Strips is that they use normal easy-to-find ingredients and are really pretty inexpensive to make. In fact, I didn’t even have to go to the store for this recipe. I had everything on hand already. So, if you delight in lemon desserts, try out this scrumptious recipe. You will be so glad you did.

I initially posted this recipe in July 2014. I recently remade this recipe (November 2017) for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this year and snapped a few new pictures. When we divvied out our cookies we got a lot of comments from those who loved these jewels. I think you will too.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

English Lemon Shortbread Strips are absolutely fabulous bar-type cookies.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

There’s lots of lemon flavor  in the shortbread and in the icing.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Each bite of English Lemon Shortbread Strips just seems to melt in your mouth.

Here’s what I did.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

I used these ingredients to make the shortbread base.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Place softened butter, sugar and lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Mix ingredients with an electric mixer to combine.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. 

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Mix ingredients on low speed of an electric mixer until everything is combined.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Press shortbread mixture into a 10×15″ jelly roll pan that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until done. Cool completely before adding icing.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

While cookies are baking, make icing: You will need butter, lemon zest, powdered sugar and lemon juice.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Soften butter. Add powdered sugar and lemon juice.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Spread mixture over cooled lemon shortbread.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Smooth icing over top.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Sprinkle with lemon zest. Allow icing to set about 15-30 minutes before cutting into squares or strips.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

English Lemon Shortbread Strips are great for holiday entertaining and gift giving.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

These fabulous cookies are also great for any tailgating party, potluck or anytime you need to whip up a quick dessert. Your company will love them!

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

The icing on these English Lemon Shortbread Strips is divine. We loved these cookies.

Here’s the recipe.

ENGLISH LEMON SHORTBREAD STRIPS

(Recipe adapted from Bunny’s Warm Oven)

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This lovely shortbread cookie is filled with lemony taste and topped with a luscious lemon-flavored icing. A little lemon zest on top finishes off this perfect cookie. Great for holiday baking and special desserts.
English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SHORTBREAD:
LEMON GLAZE:
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SHORTBREAD:
LEMON GLAZE:
English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert
Instructions
SHORTBREAD:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest with an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. Add flour and mix on low speed until coarse crumbs result.
  4. Spray a 10x15” jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  5. Press shortbread mixture into pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
LEMON GLAZE:
  1. Combine all ingredients except lemon zest with electric mixer until well mixed.
  2. Spread over cooled shortbread.
  3. Garnish with fresh lemon zest.
  4. Allow icing to set about 30 minutes before cutting into strips.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The cookie mixture is somewhat dry and crumbly. You will have to press very firmly into the pan in order to get the crumbs to adhere together.

NOTE: I doubled these ingredients for an 18x26” three-quarter sheet pan.

Recipe adapted from Bunny's Warm Oven.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]English Lemon Shortbread Strips[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: English
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://wwwbunnysovencom.blogspot.com/2014/02/english-lemon-shortbread-strips.html” target=”_blank” title=”english lemon shortbread strips”]Bunny’s Warm Oven[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
This lovely shortbread cookie is filled with lemony taste and topped with a luscious lemon-flavored icing. A little lemon zest on top finishes off this perfect cookie. Great for holiday baking and special desserts.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 4 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
  • 4 ½ cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest with an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. Add flour and mix on low speed until coarse crumbs result.
  4. Spray a 10×15” jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  5. Press shortbread mixture into pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

[b]Lemon Glaze[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://bunnyswarmoven.net/2014/02/english-lemon-shortbread-strips” target=”_blank” title=”english lemon shortbread strips”]Bunny’s Warm Oven[/url]
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
Ingredients
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except lemon zest with electric mixer until well mixed.
  2. Spread over cooled shortbread strips.
  3. Garnish with fresh lemon zest.
  4. Allow icing to set about 30 minutes before cutting into strips.
English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Get ready to drool over these amazing goodies. English Lemon Shortbread Strips are marvelous for Christmas Cookie Exchanges. Everyone loves the delectable lemon flavor.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

Your company will rave over these lemony treats.

English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert

It’s time to sink your teeth into one of these jewels!

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Print Recipe
English Lemon Shortbread Strips BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This lovely shortbread cookie is filled with lemony taste and topped with a luscious lemon-flavored icing. A little lemon zest on top finishes off this perfect cookie. Great for holiday baking and special desserts.
English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SHORTBREAD:
LEMON GLAZE:
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SHORTBREAD:
LEMON GLAZE:
English Lemon Shortbread Strips | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #lemon bars have a lemony icing to die for. They're terrific for #holiday parties, #Christmas #cookie exchanges or #tailgating. #dessert
Instructions
SHORTBREAD:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest with an electric mixer until well combined.
  3. Add flour and mix on low speed until coarse crumbs result.
  4. Spray a 10x15” jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  5. Press shortbread mixture into pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
LEMON GLAZE:
  1. Combine all ingredients except lemon zest with electric mixer until well mixed.
  2. Spread over cooled shortbread.
  3. Garnish with fresh lemon zest.
  4. Allow icing to set about 30 minutes before cutting into strips.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The cookie mixture is somewhat dry and crumbly. You will have to press very firmly into the pan in order to get the crumbs to adhere together.

NOTE: I doubled these ingredients for an 18x26” three-quarter sheet pan.

Recipe adapted from Bunny's Warm Oven.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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