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lemon earl grey shortbread cookies
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5 from 3 votes

Lemon Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

These lemon earl grey shortbread cookies are easy to make and filled with flavors of earl grey and lemon.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: earl grey shortbread cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 43kcal


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp loose leaf earl grey tea powdered


  • Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt in a bowl. Mix until well incorporated
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and powdered earl grey tea.
  • Combine the wet ingredients from step 1 with the dry ingredients from step 2 until a soft dough forms.
  • Divide the dough in half. Roll out each piece onto a silicone mat until it is 1/8 an inch thick. Make sure to flour the silicone mat, dough, and rolling pin to prevent sticking.
  • Transfer the silicone mat onto a baking sheet. Rest dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare 2 baking sheets by covering them with parchment paper.
  • After 30 minutes, take out the dough from the fridge. Use a cookie cutter that is 2.5 inches in diameter to cut out your cookies. After you cut out your first batch of cookies, combine the remaining dough, and roll it out to make more cookies.
  • Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies for 9-11 minutes until the edges start to turn a golden color.
  • Cool cookies for 10 minutes before serving.


An alternative way to make the dough is to put all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until a dough forms.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg