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Lemon Curd Cookies

Lemon curd cookies are a soft buttery shortbread cookie filled with lemon curd (bought or homemade)! They are pretty to look at, melt in your mouth, and taste amazing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, curd, lemon
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 260kcal
Author Catherine



  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • lemon curd store bought or you can make your own! I used the recipe from Sally's Bake Blog.

Lemon Curd

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons butter


  • Make the lemon curd. See notes below!
  • Sift together flour, salt, cornstarch and powdered sugar.
  • Cube butter into small chunks and blend into dry ingredients
  • Add vanilla and knead dough slightly to mix in.
  • If dough seems soft, chill for 20 minutes.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and using your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon, make an imprint on the top of each cookie.
  • Fill the impressions with lemon curd.
  • Bake at 300 degrees F on an ungreased cookie sheet for 15 minutes or until edges are golden.
  • Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.


I followed the instructions on Sally's Bake Blog to make lemon curd but you can always use store bought! https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/how-to-make-lemon-curd/


Serving: 1cookie | Sodium: 246mg | Calcium: 5mg | Sugar: 10.3g | Fiber: 0.3g | Potassium: 15mg | Cholesterol: 97mg | Calories: 260kcal | Saturated Fat: 11.3g | Fat: 19.6g | Protein: 2.5g | Carbohydrates: 23.2g | Iron: 1mg