Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies
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Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies

Bright and earthy Lemongrass Shortbread Cookies.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon lemongrass minced extra fine, divided
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • Food coloring


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using your electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla together until it is combined.
  • Place the lemongrass and 1 tablespoon water together in a small bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute to loosen the flavors. Divide into two equal portions.
  • Turn the mixer on low, then add half the lemongrass, salt and flour a little at a time, until the dough comes together.
  • Dump the dough onto a floured work surface. Roll the dough out until it is 1/3 of an inch thick. Using a floured 2-inch cookie cutter, cut out cookies and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Try to cut out as many as possible from the first sheet of dough. Each time you gather and re-roll the dough the cookies will get a little tougher.
  • Bake for 20 minutes—until barely golden. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of milk in a medium bowl. Add the remaining lemongrass and microwave for another minutes to allow the lemongrass to infuse into the milk. Whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth. Add a drop of yellow and a tiny drop of green food coloring if desired.
  • Dip the tops of each cookie in the glaze. Use a spoon to scrape the excess off the sides, then place back on the parchment paper to dry.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.8mg