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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: 154
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • ½ cup superfine sugar or caster sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 whole small lemons, with peel, washed, dried with paper towels, and cut into very thin slices
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling

Instructions 

  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter with one egg until smooth.
  • Add almond flour, sugar, all-purpose flour, and lemon juice, and beat with the mixer on the lowest setting until completely combined and smooth.
  • Shape the dough into two logs, about 2 inches each in diameter; cover logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Slice each log into cookies, about 1/8-inch thick, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Lightly beat the second egg and brush the top of each cookie with it.
  • Place one lemon slice on top of each cookie.
  • Sprinkle with superfine sugar and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • If you like the tops of the cookies browned, put them under the broiler the last 3 minutes of baking.
  • Cool and optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • Serve.

Notes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 4
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 202IU4%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: citrus cookies, easy spring desserts, lemon shortbread cookies