Iced lemon shortbread slice recipe

With a buttery shortbread biscuit base and fluffy lemon icing on top, this easy slice recipe is perfect for morning or afternoon tea with a cuppa.


250g butter, softened

3 tsp finely grated lemon rind

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar mixture

1 egg

2 cups plain flour

Lemon zest, to decorate

Fluffy Lemon Icing

150g butter, softened

2 tsp finely grated lemon rind

3 cups icing sugar mixture

1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

How to make it 

Step 1

Preheat oven to 170C/150C fan-forced. Grease an 18cm x 28cm slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edges of pan.

Step 2

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, lemon rind and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in icing sugar until well combined. Add egg. Beat until combined. Gradually beat in flour, in 2 batches. Spoon mixture over base of prepared pan. Using damp hands, press mixture to cover base evenly.

Step 3

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden and top is just firm. Cool completely in pan.

Step 4

Make Fluffy Lemon Icing. Using electric mixer, beat butter and lemon rind until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in icing sugar until smooth and combined. Beat in lemon juice. Spread icing over top of slice. Decorate with lemon zest. Cut into pieces. Serve.

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