Maltese Lemon-Infused Cookies

Maltese Lemon-Infused Cookies
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These are a classic Maltese tradition. They are pretty thin, crunchy and a little flaky. The slight hint of lemon balances out the lovely buttery texture.
Maltese Lemon-Infused Cookies
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • sprinkles for decoration
  1. In a standing mixer, beat the butter, vanilla, lemon zest and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add the egg and continue mixing,
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar in a large bowl.Form the dough into a disc, cover and chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.Dust a large surface with flour and roll the dough out to about 1/3 inch thick.
  5. Using whatever shape you want, cut out the shapes you want.Place the cut out cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  6. Place the cookies 2 inches apart from one another.
  7. Decorate with sprinkles.Bake for 5-8 minutes until golden.