Lemon and Thyme Shortbread Biscuits

Here’s a savory shortbread biscuit recipe with a hint of lemon sure to please. Serve as a base for shortcake or with a cup of tea.

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I love the simplicity of this recipe. A classic shortbread biscuit is three simple ingredients of butter, sugar, and flour. I add the zest of one lemon and some thyme to give it a more complexed taste.

For a subtle lemony taste add one tablespoon of zest. If you like a stronger lemon taste add a bit more zest until you get the full flavor to your taste. Press in a baking pan.

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Prick the dough with a fork to make straight and even lines.

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Bake at 300°F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned.

So Good! – Ella

Lemon & Thyme Shortbread Biscuits

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: easy
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• 1 cup butter, softened
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 cups flour
• Zest of 1 lemon
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 300° F.
  2. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the zest and thyme to the butter mixture and gradually stir in the flour until well blended.
  4. Spread or pat the dough in the bottom of an ungreased baking pan. Prick the dough all over with a fork.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until just lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately pierce all over with a fork. Cut into bars. Cool completely before removing from pan.


Author: Ella

Just a girl who loves to cook farm-to-fork foods living the dream!

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