Being serious lemon lovers, we share our recipe for lemon shortbread stars. The shortbread is super soft and crumbly, while the cornmeal and lemon zest add a little texture! We decorated the stars with a simple lemon glaze and gold sprinkles. Packaged in our cute printable treat bags, these soft, buttery biscuits are a wonderful homemade Christmas present. You can download treat bags we used for this project at the end of the post.
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- kitchen scale or measuring cups and spoons
- large and small mixing bowls
- electric mixer
- lemon zester
- non-stick baking mat
- rolling pin
- 5 cm (2 in) star cookie cutter
- baking tray (sheet)
- oven mitts or kitchen towel
- cooling rack
Assemble the treat bag
heavy card-stock or photo paper, printable treat bag, decorative pattern and ornaments (download below), scissors, metal ruler, bone folder, clothes peg (pin), gold glitter washi tape, printable ornaments
Print the treat bag on DIN A4 or US letter size photo paper or card stock. Print the decorative pattern on the back of the bag. Cut out the bag following the grey lines. Score and fold the bag with the bone folder. You can also do this step freehand. Fold the box into a bag.
Add the biscuits into a cellophane treat bag, place inside the treat bag and close the treat bag with a small clothes peg (pin) and a printable oranments. We also applied gold washi tape to the clothes peg (pin) to add a little more sparkle.
Shelf life & storage
You can keep the lemon shortbread stars in an airtight container at room temperature for two weeks or store the undecorated biscuits in the freezer for up to two months.
Free Printable Treat Bag
Click on the button to download your free printable treat box and get the lemon shortbread stars gift ready!