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Maltese Lemon-Infused Cookies

Enjoy these delicate cookies with a cup of tea
Butter cookies
Dreamstime

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.

 

Ready in
1 h 30 m
35
Servings
68
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup flour
  • 3/4 Cups unsalted butter, room temperature and cubed
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • sprinkles for decoration

Directions

In a standing mixer, beat the butter, vanilla, lemon zest and sugar until creamy. Add the egg and continue mixing,

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.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Dust a large surface with flour and roll the dough out to about 1/3 inch thick. Using whatever shape you want, cut out the shapes you want.

Place the cut out cookies on parchment-lined baking sheets. Place the cookies 2 inches apart from one another. Decorate with sprinkles.

Bake for 5-8 minutes until golden.

Nutritional Facts
Servings35
Calories Per Serving68
Total Fat4g6%
Sugar3gN/A
Saturated3g13%
Cholesterol15mg5%
Protein0.8g1.5%
Carbs7g2%
Vitamin A35µg4%
Vitamin C0.9mg1.5%
Vitamin E0.1mg0.7%
Vitamin K0.4µg0.5%
Calcium3mgN/A
Fiber0.2g0.8%
Folate (food)2µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)2µg1%
Magnesium2mgN/A
Monounsaturated1gN/A
Phosphorus10mg1%
Polyunsaturated0.2gN/A
Potassium18mg1%
Sodium20mg1%
Sugars, added3gN/A
Trans0.2gN/A