Lemon Berry Shortbread Cookies

"Bring some extra sunshine into your home with these lemon berry shortbread cookies! They are citrusy, sweet, and easy to make."
-- @saralynn.bakes
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 14mins
Serves or Makes: 14

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  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup mixed berry jam
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, blend together the softened butter, sugar, lemon zest, and almond extract.

  • Step 2

    Add in the flour a little bit at a time, blending after each addition. Cover the dough, and place it in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.

  • Step 3

    Once the dough is chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the dough into fourteen 1 in balls, and place them on an un-greased baking sheet - about 1 in apart.

  • Step 4

    Use the handle of a wooden spoon - or the bottom of a 1/2 in measuring spoon to indent the center of each of your cookies. Fill in the indents with jam.

  • Step 5

    Place your cookies in the oven to bake for 14 min. Once baked, remove them from the oven, and place on a wire rack to cool.

  • Step 6

    In the meantime, make the glaze by stirring together the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Once the cookies are cooled use a spoon to drizzle the glaze on each one and enjoy!