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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
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.
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.
Keywords: citrus cookies, easy spring desserts, lemon shortbread cookies