lemon shortbread cookies

lemon shortbread cookies

So…I have this friend. Her name is Amy, and she’s incredibly funny and sweet and giving and totally awesome. She’s pretty much one of my most favorite people on the planet. She always makes me laugh and she’s someone whose opinion I truly value. The weird thing is that I’ve never met her.

She’s the blogger behind Very Culinary, one of my most favorite food blogs. Amy always “keeps it real” and she never pulls punches. She’s funny and honest and always sincere, and I love and admire her for that.

I mention her because she’s my inspiration for this post. Never one to turn down an opportunity to help someone, Amy has been involved with Cookies for Kids Cancer for the past couple of years. Every time I read her words and see the delicious cookies she bakes, I always think “I should do that, too”. But by the time the holidays roll around again, I’ve forgotten about my plans. Thankfully, GLAD reminded me this year! GLAD reached out to bloggers (through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program) asking us to participate. They covered the cost of all the cookie ingredients and sent bags, aprons, stickers and other things we needed to host our own bake sale. All we had to do was donate our time. Who could possibly say no to such a proposition? Especially when the beneficiaries are sweet children who are terribly ill?

shortbread cookies

We made about twenty dozen of these Lemon Shortbread Cookies as well as another 8 dozen of these Fresh Cranberry, Chocolate & Oatmeal cookies. We asked friends and family to buy some of our goodies and we were sold out in no time! One bachelor friend bought half of them himself to give to co-workers (isn’t that a great idea?!). But we’re not quite finished: we’ve gotten a few more orders as word spread so we’ll be fulfilling those in the next couple of weeks (and you can be sure that I’ll post the delicious results of our work ;)

You can help, too, and there’s no baking or buying required. All you have to do is exchange a virtual cookie with a friend and GLAD will donate up to $1.00 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer for each cookie sold, exchanged or given through the end of December – up to $100,000! C’mon – be a good cookie and help!

And if all you want to do is just make these yummy cookies, that’s fine, too. These lemony, buttery cookies are perfect for the holidays! They mix together in a snap, then all you have to do is form two cylinders from the dough and refrigerate. Once the dough is nice and firm, just slice them up and bake. Drizzle on a glaze made from lemon juice and powdered sugar and you’ll be in shortbread heaven!

lemon cookies

lemon shortbread

I have partnered with The Glad Products Company through DailyBuzz to help promote their Food Storage products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you GLAD!


  1. says

    Aaaaah. Now don’t you go and make me cry! You know it’s mutual, right? Well, my day just ain’t going to get any better :D Good Cookies unite! (and as usual, your picture is fantabulous…) *mwah mwah mwah*

  2. says

    These look so lovely! I have lemon lovers in my family and I’m looking forward to making these! I will be looking at Amy’s blog too! I’m just getting started on all the blogging…

  3. says

    *Feeling guilty that I didn’t read that email now* Thanks for the GLAD link! These cookies are awesome. (I know this because they call for copious amounts of lemon love.) ♥

  4. says

    Great cause, great cookie. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so do you think I’d like these? I bet I would! Particularly since you include the zest (it has so much flavor). Love the topping on these, too.

  5. Smitten Foodie says

    Oh my gosh, lemon AND shortbread cookies….two of my favorite things! I’m going to have to add them to my must bake list. Thanks for sharing:)

  6. says

    I love lemon shortbread cookies. The version I have at home has a high butter content, so it makes the cookies spread out too much when baked. Yours look more “solid” but still crumbly and definitely delicious. Bookmarking this recipe now…

    Will check out the virtual cookie swap…

  7. Smitten Foodie says

    I finally made lemon shortbread cookies!! I adjusted this recipe, but made your killer glaze….yummy:)


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