Ingredients

Pastry
flour
2 cup
500 g
17.50 oz
16.50 fl oz
fat
0.25 cup
3.25 tbsp
50 g
1.75 oz
1.65 fl oz
butter
0.25 cup
3.25 tbsp
50 g
1.75 oz
1.65 fl oz
sugar
0.50 cup
100 g
3.50 oz
3.30 fl oz
baking soda or baking powder
1 tsp
4.92 ml
vanilla sugar
1 sachet
milk
0.50 cup
150 ml
4.95 fl oz
salt
pinch
egg yolks
2 pc
lemon zest
1 pc
Filling
egg whites
2 pc
ground almonds
0.75 cup
200 g
7 oz
6.60 fl oz
vanilla sugar
2 sachets
sugar
0.50 cup
130 g
4.55 oz
4.29 fl oz
lemon zest
2 pc
rum or similar alcohol (optional)
2 Tbs
Decoration
milk
1.25 cup
300 ml
9.90 fl oz
sugar
0.75 cup
200 g
7 oz
6.60 fl oz
rum
1 Tbs
yellow and green food coloring

Method

Here is a recipe for fragrant lemon cookies. Dedicated to all the lemon tea lovers.⠀

These are delicious cookies with a pleasant lemon flavor and aroma. It’s spicy from the inside and crispy from the outside, with a crumbly crust. The cookies are very easy to cook; try it!

Dough

First, combine the eggs, the fat, sugar, milk and the lemon zest; then add some flour mixed with the baking powder, and finally knead the rest of the flour by hand. Place the dough in the fridge for 2 hours.

Filling

Whisk the egg whites with the sugar until stiff; add the ground almonds, the zest and rum.

Assembling & baking

Roll out the dough, and cut out the circles; place a teaspoon of the filling on each circle. Roll the cookies up (like in the pictures). Squeeze/connect the edges. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with the parchment paper. Bake it at 160C (320F) for 20 minutes. Chill the cookies.

Decorating

Divide the ingredients for the decoration: the yellow part should be much bigger, as only the tips of the lemons will be green. If you want, you can make the cookies completely yellow. Mix the milk, the rum and food coloring. Dip each lemon cookie in the resulting mixture, and roll it in sugar.