Sour Cream and Lemon Shortbread


Servings 24
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 7
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

3.2 based on 78 ratings.


  • 125 g Butter
  • 2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 3/4 cups Icing Sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 cups Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Icing Sugar For Dusting

Nutrition Information

Qty per
14g serve
Qty per
Energy 136.25kcalcal 953.58463253164kcalcal
Protein 1.3333333333333gg 9.3317150584136gg
Fat (total) 12.833333333333gg 89.817757437231gg
 - saturated 1.1666666666667gg 8.1652506761119gg
Carbohydrate 5.3333333333333gg 37.326860233654gg
 - sugars 1.7291666666667gg 12.10206796638gg
Dietary Fibre 0.020833333333333gg 0.14580804778771gg
Sodium 281.25mgmg 1968.4086451341mgmg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Butter, Sour cream, Lemon juice, Icing Sugar for dusting

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Sour Cream and Lemon Shortbread are delicious!

This is a very tart little dessert that you could have with a bit of whipped cream or ice cream. If you love lemons, then you’re going to love these!

Sour cream and lemon shortbread are delightful treats for any occasion. The zing of natural lemon juice perfectly balances its light and creamy texture. With just a little bit of sugar for depth, this shortbread offers an irresistible combination of tangy and sweet flavours – yet, crisp!

Sour Cream and Lemon Shortbread | Stay at Home Mum

Why not stack your Sour Cream and Lemon Shortbread with cream filling?

A few bites are all you need to experience its buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture that can’t be matched. This biscuit-style cookie is the perfect accompaniment for tea, coffee, or even an afternoon snack.

Sour Cream and Lemon Shortbread | Stay at Home Mum

Perfect for after-dinner gatherings or as a homemade gift, sour cream and lemon shortbread will have flavors dancing on your tongue and bring a smile to your face. Serve it with some tea in the afternoon or share the sweetness with your friends – either way, it’s guaranteed to be delicious!

Thank you to Darcy Annabelle Jones for this recipe!


  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.

  2. Beat together the butter, icing sugar and lemon zest until creamy.

  3. Stir in the sifted flour, sour cream and lemon juice.

  4. Spoon mixture into a piping bag and pipe 2cm rosettes about 3cm apart on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

  5. Bake for 8 minutes or until golden.

  6. Stand for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.  Dust with extra icing sugar.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Sour Cream and Lemon Shortbread are not suitable to freeze.
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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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