Made with lemon juice and lemon zest and topped with slices of fresh lemon, these Lemon Cookies are infused with bright citrus flavor in every bite. Perfect for tea, cookie trays and any other occasion.
Author: Katerina | Diethood
1 1/2sticks(12 tablespoons) butter, softened
2cupsfinely ground almonds or almond flour
1/2cupsuperfine sugar or caster sugar
1 1/4cupsof all-purpose flour
4whole small lemons, with peel, washed, dried, and cut into very thin slices
powdered sugar for sprinkling
Beat butter with one egg.
Add almond flour, sugar, all-purpose flour, and lemon juice, and mix with the mixer on the lowest setting.
Shape the dough into two logs, about 2 inches each in diameter, and put in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350.
Slice each log into cookies, about 1/8 inch thick, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Beat the second egg and brush the top of each cookie with it.
Place one lemon slice on top of each cookie.
Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 12-15 minutes.
If you like the tops of the cookies browned, put them under the broiler the last 5 minutes of baking.
Cool and optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: citrus cookies, easy spring desserts, lemon shortbread cookies