Lemon cookies

heart shaped shortbread valentine cookiesFor a sweet and delicious breakfast try these shortbread cookies with the unmistakable lemon taste!
Strictly heart-shaped for a double dose of sweetness!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 400 gr. pastry flour (Italian type “00”)
  • 240 gr. sugar
  • 200 gr. butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • grated peel of 1 orange
  • 3 tablespoons of Limmi lemon juice
  • One pinch of salt


Place the flour on the pastry board and form a well in the middle; add the rest of the ingredients a little at a time, mix till evenly distributed, then shape the dough into a ball. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of approx. 1 cm. Cut-out the cookies (use cookie cutters), and place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 180° C for 15 minutes. Cool before serving.

  They are delicious with a cup of Earl Grey Tea

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