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
2cupsfinely ground almond flour
½cupsuperfine sugar or caster sugar
4whole small lemons,with peel, washed, dried with paper towels, and cut into very thin slices
powdered sugar for sprinkling
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.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 4
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 154Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 202IU4%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: citrus cookies, easy spring desserts, lemon shortbread cookies