Lemon Shortbread Squares.

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July 1st, 2011

These crispy little shortbread morsels are incredibly easy to devour by the handful.

Makes 32 shortbreads.


  • 1 1/3 cups dairy free margarine
  • 2 cup fine white sugar
  • 2 2/3 cup all purpose plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoon apple sauce


Cream together the margarine and sugar for a few minutes using an electric beater or whisk. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined.

Roll out the dough between 2 pieces of baking paper until it is about a 1/2 inch thick, trying to keep the dough in a rectangular shape. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Pre-heat oven to 170C / 330F.

Using a long knife, cut dough in slices around 1 inch wide, then cut those slices into squares. Place on a baking paper lined baking tray, about 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes, until very slightly golden at the edges.

Remove the shortbread from tray and cool on a wire rack.