English Lemon Shortbread Strips
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 are absolutely fabulous bar-type cookies.
There’s lots of lemon flavor in the shortbread and in the icing.
Each bite of English Lemon Shortbread Strips just seems to melt in your mouth.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients to make the shortbread base.
Place softened butter, sugar and lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Add lemon juice.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer to combine.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour.
Mix ingredients on low speed of an electric mixer until everything is combined.
Press shortbread mixture into a 10×15″ jelly roll pan that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until done. Cool completely before adding icing.
While cookies are baking, make icing: You will need butter, lemon zest, powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Soften butter. Add powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Spread mixture over cooled lemon shortbread.
Smooth icing over top.
Sprinkle with lemon zest. Allow icing to set about 15-30 minutes before cutting into squares or strips.
English Lemon Shortbread Strips are great for holiday entertaining and gift giving.
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!
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)
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest with an electric mixer until well combined.
- Add flour and mix on low speed until coarse crumbs result.
- Spray a 10×15” jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
- Press shortbread mixture into pan.
- Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp. butter, softened
- 4 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients except lemon zest with electric mixer until well mixed.
- Spread over cooled shortbread strips.
- Garnish with fresh lemon zest.
- Allow icing to set about 30 minutes before cutting into strips.
Get ready to drool over these amazing goodies. English Lemon Shortbread Strips are marvelous for Christmas Cookie Exchanges. Everyone loves the delectable lemon flavor.
Your company will rave over these lemony treats.
It’s time to sink your teeth into one of these jewels!