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Lemon and Chamomile Shortbread Cookies

A crisp shortbread cookie, lightly flavoured with lemon and chamomile from the garden.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, canadian
Keyword chamomile recipe, cookies, lemon dessert, shortbread cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 128kcal
Author Jen


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp dried chamomile blossoms or dry chamomile tea
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar


  • Cream together butter, sugar, salt and lemon zest until smooth and creamy.
  • Add chamomile and flour. Mix until dough forms.
  • Roll out dough on surface that has been lightly dusted with icing sugar. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut out cookies, using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter.
  • Bake in 350°F oven for 15-18 minutes, until edges are lightly golden.


The size of the cookie will alter the baking time. The smaller the cookie, the quicker they will bake.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.8g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 7.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4.9g | Iron: 0.5mg