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.
- 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
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.