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Lemon Cookies

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time3 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
The cookies are amazing! Sweet, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Russian
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 119
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs , divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups finely ground almonds or almond flour
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar or caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 whole 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
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.