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Mailänderli

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These are lovely, easy and festive cookies!
Mailanderli
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Mailänderli are lemon-flavored shortbread cookies which are very popular in Switzerland. These are great to make with your kids and cut out all the different shapes you want.

Ready in
45 m
50
Servings
90
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • sprinkles for decoration

Directions

In a mixer, beat the butter, sugar and salt until creamy.

Add the eggs and the lemon zest. Change to the dough hook attachment and gradually add the flour until it becomes a dough.

Divide the dough into 2 balls, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Dust a large surface with flour and roll out your dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough with whichever cookie cutters you choose. Add sprinkles on top.

Bake for 12-20 minutes until golden brown.

Let cool.