These tasty cookies are a rich blend of lemon and almond.
20-25 minutes to assemble
1 hour to chill
10-12 minutes to bake per tray
Approx: 4 1/2 dozen
1-7 oz box Odense Almond Paste, grated
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind (1 large lemon)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (from grated lemon)
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Confectioner’s sugar
Beat Almond Paste, sugar, butter, egg, lemon rind and juice until mixture is light and fluffy.
Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into almond mixture. Mix until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Dough stays well in refrigerator up to 5 days.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Shape dough into one inch balls and roll in Confectioner’s sugar. Tip: We used a #100 cookie scoop for consistency and ease.
Place balls on baking sheets 2-3 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes or until puffed and lightly colored around edges. Place sheets on wire racks until cookies are cool. Store cookies in air-tight container between layers of wax paper.