From a Pot: Butter Cookies with Lemon Curd

Butter Cookies with Lemon Curd

Soft, crispy, butter cookies with lemon curd, perfect for summer.

Butter Cookies with Lemon Curd - Title of the Recipe

Is it just me, or are those cookies too pretty to eat? Crispy and soft, with a melt in your mouth texture full of refreshing lemon flavor. They’re perfect to serve at a summer garden party.

You can make lemon curd from start to finish at home (it’s so simple, I promise), or you can get it store bought. If you want your cookies to last more than five days I recommend getting store bought lemon curd or some kind of lemon jam, because homemade lemon curd doesn’t last that long, but you’ll probably eat these cookies in five days anyway so whatever option you choose it’s fine.

Prep Time

Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 Minutes

Bake Time:

10 Minutes

Wait Time:

3 Hours

Total Time:

3 Hours and 50 Minutes


  • Electric mixer
  • Big bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray
  • Wooden roller
  • Cookies cutter
Nutritional values
Nutrition Label of the Recipe
Shopping List
  • Butter: 250.0 g
  • Egg: 7.0
  • Egg yolk: 1.0
  • Powder sugar: 100.0 g
  • Flour: 300.0 g
  • Vanilla ekstrakt
  • Lemon zest: 1.0
  • Baking powder: 10.0 g
  • Sugar: 230.0 g
  • Lemon juice: 230.0 ml

Ingredients and Instructions




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Butter cookies

  • Butter: 150 g

  • Egg: 1

  • Egg yolk: 1

  • Powder sugar: 100 g

  • Flour: 300 g

  • Vanilla ekstrakt: 1 tsp

  • Lemon zest: 1

  • Baking powder: 10 g

Lemon curd

  • Egg: 6

  • Sugar: 230 g

  • Lemon juice: 230 ml

  • Lemon zest: 1 lemon

  • Butter: 100 g


Butter cookies

  1. Mix room temperature butter with powdered sugar to get a smooth texture without lumps.
  2. Then add room temperature egg and egg yolk to the batter and mix. Add vanilla extract, lemon zest and mix just to combine.
  3. Then sieve in the flour and baking powder and knead with your hands to get a smooth dough. Shape it into a ball, wrap it in a plastic foil and place it into the refrigerator for at last 3 hours or overnight.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface with a wooden roller to about 3 mm thick. If you left the dough to rest overnight, leave it outside the fridge for about 10 minutes before use, so it warms up a bit.
  5. Cut the cookies out of the dough with a cookie cutter. Use different cookie cutters, one with a hole in the middle and the other without a hole.
  6. Place parchment paper on a baking tray and bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (356 F) for about 10 minutes or until they start to brown around the edges. The baking time may vary based on your oven and on how big are your cookies.
  7. Wait for the cookies to cool down a bit, then spread lemon curd on all the cookies that are without holes (use about half teaspoon of lemon curd for a cookie). Cover them with cookies that have holes, then sprinkle them with some powdered sugar if you wish.

Lemon curd

  1. Zest your lemon and juice your lemons.
  2. Separate the egg yolks from egg whites, then add sugar to egg yolks and mix with a whisk to get a smooth texture.
  3. To a saucepan with sugar and egg yolks add the lemon juice and zest. Then place on a low heat (my setting is on 4) and whisk until the curd starts to thicken and start bubbling just a little. It will take about 10 to 20 minutes to get to this state, it depends on the heat and the saucepan that you use. Do not turn the heat up or the eggs will scramble, and don’t stop mixing, or the eggs will also scramble.
  4. Remove the pot from heat and add in the butter, then mix until it melts and incorporate.
  5. Strain the curd into a jar and place a plastic wrap on top of it so that it touches the curd. This will prevent a “skin” from forming while the curd is cooling. It takes about 3 hours to cool completely.


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  • What is lemon curd?
  • Lemon curd is kinda like lemon jam, but at the same time not, if that makes sense. It’s great for a cake filling or as a topping for cookies, ice cream, pies… It’s made with sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs and butter. It’s so delicious and simple to make.
  • Do I have to use lemon curd?
  • You can use some other type of jam or chocolate filling.
  • How many cookies can I get from this recipe?
  • You can get about 25 - 30 cookies from this recipe, but it depends on the size of your cookie cutters.
  • How long will these cookies last?
  • They will keep well for several weeks in a sealed container. But the time depends on what kind of filling you will use.
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