Vegan Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze & Pistachio

Vegan Lemon Shortbread Cookies - Lighthouse Lemonade

Crisp shortbread cookies dipped in a zesty lemon icing sugar glaze and topped with pistachios. These pretty cookies are sweet and satisfying, but not too heavy!

Shortbread is a classic recipe; it is also super easy to make! In this recipe, we switch up traditional shortbread by adding a lemon glaze and pistachio pieces. The zestiness of the lemon and the rich and nutty pistachio adds a burst of flavour to the cookies.

These lemony shortbread cookies are so close to the real thing, no one will even know they are vegan!


  1.  In a large bowl, cream together vegan butter and sugar with an electric or stand mixer. Add in the Lighthouse Lemonade Cordial, salt, vanilla, and lemon zest. Then, add in the flour, mixing on low until a dough is formed.
  2. Shape the dough into a disk and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Remove the dough from fridge and roll to ¼ inch thick. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut the dough into shapes. Bake cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 10 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges.
  5. Remove cookies from oven and let cool completely on pan.
  6. Meanwhile, make lemon glaze by whisking icing sugar with Lighthouse Lemonade Cordial until smooth.
  7. Holding each cooled cookie on its side, dip the top of the cookie into the lemon glaze to coat. Let excess icing drip back into bowl.
  8. Allow iced cookies to dry and sprinkle with finely chopped pistachios. Let stand until set, about 1 hour.
  9. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to a week or freeze.

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Refreshing Rosemary & Herb Lemonade

This simple recipe is a flavourful twist on classic lemonade! A fresh, herbal blend of rosemary, mint, and basil brings a subtle, savoury flavour to complement the sweetness of Lighthouse Lemonade. This drink is light, refreshing, and pairs nicely with vodka, gin, or your alcoholic mixer of choice.

Ingredients (makes 750 mL or 3 glasses):

  •  1 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup Lighthouse Lemonade Cordial
  • 750 ml water
  • Ice
  • Extra herbs & sliced lemons for garnish (optional)
  • 4 oz. vodka, gin or your alcoholic mixer of choice (optional)


  1. In a large pitcher, mix 1/2 cup of Lighthouse Lemonade cordial with 750 mL of cold water.
  2. Chop the mint, basil, and rosemary into small pieces and muddle using a mortar and pestle to release some of the juices.
  3. Add the muddled herbs to the pitcher of lemonade, stir the mixture, and let it sit for 24 hours in the fridge.
  4. After 24 hours, strain the herbs from the lemonade, pour over ice, and add vodka, gin, or your alcoholic mixer of choice!
  5. Garnish with fresh herbs & sliced lemons (optional).

Let’s all raise a glass of this refreshing drink and begin the countdown to summer. Cheers!

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Glazed Lemon Poppyseed Loaf (Gluten Free & Vegan)

The holidays are a time for cheer, but they can also be a time for social stress. When you aren’t sure of the right gift for your boss or what to bring to Christmas at your in-laws’, a homemade baked good can be the answer. It’s just the right amount of effort and thoughtfulness without being too expensive, increasing clutter, or insulting personal tastes.