Lemon Curd Cookies

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Indulge in these delightful lemon sugar cookies with a zesty lemon curd surprise in the center!

Why You’ll Love These Lemon Curd Cookies

  • Zesty Goodness: Bursting with lemony flavor from lemon zest and homemade lemon curd.
  • Irresistible Texture: Enjoy the chewy, buttery goodness of these shortbread cookies that melt in your mouth.
  • Simple to Make: With just a few ingredients, whip up the dough quickly, chill, bake, and fill with easy lemon curd.

Lemon Curd Cookies

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Course Dessert


#### For the Lemon Curd

  • ½ cup 120 ml lemon juice (about 3 large lemons)
  • 1 tablespoon 10 g lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup 150 g granulated white sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup 112 g unsalted butter, cold and cubed

#### For the Lemon Sugar Cookies

  • 2 ½ cups 313 g all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup 224 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup 200 g granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon 5 ml vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon 3 g lemon zest


#### For the Lemon Curd

  • Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, egg yolks, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Whisk well.
  • Heat the mixture over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes until thickened, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat, then gradually whisk in cold butter until melted.
  • Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap touching the surface, and chill completely.

#### For the Lemon Sugar Cookies

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg yolk, vanilla, and lemon zest.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Roll dough into balls, make an indent with a teaspoon, then chill for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and place chilled dough balls on baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes, then reshape with a cookie cutter if needed.
  • Let cool, then fill each cookie’s center with lemon curd.
  • Optional: Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

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