Lemon Shortbread with Lemon Curd

Lemon Shortbread with Lemon Curd @createdbydiane

I see flowers blooming and the bright colors popping up everywhere.

It’s SPRING!

I just love that we turned the clocks ahead and there is more daylight.

Our tree blooms early and it’s so pretty. I look forward to it blooming all year.

Avondale Red Bud Tree

Dwarf Avondale Red Bud Tree

I just love it, the only thing I wish is that it would bloom longer!

What is your favorite party about spring? Is it all the flowers, the time change, the warmer weather?

Yep, it’s all of the above for me!

That and well lemons, really I get them all year from my moms Meyer Lemon Tree….and I always feel so lucky that she gives me so many delicious lemons. But this time of year it makes me want to turn everything LEMONY!

Do you have a favorite LEMON recipe, feel free to share it with me!

I love lemon curd and seem to make it every time I have egg yolks from making Italian Buttercream Frosting. It’s a WIn-WIn!

Shortbread is a favorite of mine too, so making it a little lemony was inevitable.

 

Lemon Shortbread with Lemon Curd

5.0 from 3 reviews
Lemon Shortbread with Lemon Curd
Serves: makes 36 mini cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar to dust on finished cookies.
Instructions
  1. Beat butter with sugar, mix in lemon extract.
  2. Add in flour and blend together. You can use your hands if necessary.
  3. If the dough gets too warm from your hands you can chill it for 10 minutes.
  4. You can line the mini cupcake papers in mini cupcake pan if desired. You don't need to spray the pan if you aren't using paper liners, they remove nicely.
  5. Use a 1 tablespoon scoop to portion out the dough, and press it into mini muffin/cupcake pans. Press it with a tart shaper, or the end of a rolling pin, or back of a spoon.
  6. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.
  7. Lemon Curd Recipe from Naomi (Bakers Royale)
  8. Prepare lemon curd and then spoon in onto the cooled lemon shortbread cookies.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar.

 

 

Lemon Shortbread with Lemon Curd

Filling lemon shortbread with lemon curd was a pretty good idea, so go….

It’s going on my “List”

you know….the list of things to make again and again….real SOON.

 

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  1. 1

    Ooh, you’re always one step ahead of me! I was just dreaming of lemon shortbread today! Yum!

  2. 2
    Sue {munchkin munchies} says:

    Beautiful cookies, Diane! They sound delicious!

  3. 3

    Yum, those look amazing! I love lemon flavored desserts, especially in the spring!

  4. 4

    What kind of tree is that? What a color! I love anything lemon, but when you double the lemon I get really excited. Fabulous shortbread!

  5. 6

    Love the photo of the lemon shortbread (which would get devoured around here). That tree is stunning!

  6. 7

    What gorgeous little cookie cups. I love how bright they look. And the tree is just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. 8

    These are so cute and look so good. I love lemon and these look super yummy. My favorite lemon recipe are my vanilla scented lemon bars – yum! http://beanafoodie.com/spring-time-lemony-vanilla-bars/

  8. 9

    These are gorgeous Diane! LOVE lemon! And spring. :)

  9. 10

    This Spring, I am really looking forward to weather that is good for taking the baby for walks…I am getting stir crazy up in here!!

    The shortbread looks so bright and yummy — perfect for Spring. I love that pretty sunny color!!

  10. 11

    Oh so gorgeous! I love anything with lemon… or any citrus for that matter. These look lovely.

  11. 12

    I could spread lemon curd on everything-so I’m all over these!

  12. 13

    Oh my, that tree is absolutely gorgeous! These little treats are too cute and look delectable :)

  13. 14

    Those look delicious! I am not at all a “sweets” fan but have a thing for lemon flavored goodies. And the redbud – beautiful! We have a plain old redbud in the yard but it hasn’t started to bloom yet.

  14. 15

    These look so good, I love all things lemon.

    That tree is gorgeous.

  15. 16

    I love everything about spring, the food, the flowers the sunshine…

  16. 17

    These are super adorable, Diane! Love the lemon curd filling! Pinned!

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