Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lemon Cookies

Ahh December! Christmas! COOKIES! Yep! more cookies!, we can't get enough of them, and nothing is better than freshly baked, homemade lemon flavored cookies!

This time I just made the classic german Mürberteig, or as we call it, the 3-2-1 dough, which is just Flour, butter and sugar on specific proportions, that makes a soft dough and crunchy cookies. I added Lemon skin, mixed and after 15 to 20 minutes, we have delicious cookies to share, or to give as presents, or just to enjoy them!


  • 300 gr./11 oz. Flour
  • 200 gr./ 7 oz Butter
  • 100 gr. / 3.5 oz. Sugar (I normally use less sugar, around 80 gr./ 2.8 oz.)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon zest


Mix the flour, sugar and butter very well in a bowl, until the butter is well combined with the flour and sugar.

Then add the egg and knead until the dough is soft but firm, not sticky but not crumbling. Have some extra flour at hand as you will need to add a bit to your hands when kneading.

Then spread some flour to your working area, and to the rolling pin. Stretch the dough until you have 5mm /1/4 in. thick dough.

Cut your cookies with your cookie cutters. If you don't have cookie forms, just make a roll of 5 cm / 2 in. aprox. and using a very sharp knife, cut your cookies 5mm / 1/4 in. thick cookies.

Place them in your baking plate and bake them on 180°C/356°F for 15-20 minutes.

When they are a bit bright brown on the borders, they are ready. Take them out and let them cool down. Then eat and enjoy!

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