Lemon-Chamomile Shortbread

Lemon-Chamomile Shortbread Recipe
Photo: Susie Cushner
If you love lemon-chamomile tea, this shortbread cookie is for you.


Makes 18 cookies

Recipe from

Real Simple


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Grated zest from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon loose chamomile tea
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


Heat oven to 325° F. Combine the butter, sugar, and salt in a mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in the lemon zest, loose tea, and flour until smooth. Press into an 8-inch square cake pan. Bake 30 minutes or just until the shortbread begins to turn golden. Cut into 9 squares, then cut each square into 2 triangles. Cool completely on a wire rack. Remove the shortbread cookies from the pan.

Jane Kirby,

Real Simple

March 2003
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