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A plate of lemon cookies

Lemon Cookies

Katerina | Diethood
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.
Servings : 24 Cookies
Prep Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins

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

Serving: 1 cookie | Calories: 154 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 31 mg | Sodium: 56 mg | Potassium: 40 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 202 IU | Vitamin C: 10 mg | Calcium: 30 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 11 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: citrus cookies, easy spring desserts, lemon shortbread cookies