I was intrigued by this recipe's simplicity and that it did not require any special ingredients.
Cookie: – All purpose flour – Powdered sugar – Lemon Zest – Unsalted butter – Egg Yolks – Vanilla extract Decor: – Egg whites – Chopped walnuts – Powdered sugar
Separate the eggs. Place the egg whites in a small bowl. Set aside. Chop the walnuts. Cut the butter into small cubes.
Note: We will use the egg yolks for the dough and the egg whites to decorate the cookie. There are many tips on the recipe page!
In a large bowl, place flour, powdered sugar, butter, and lemon zest. Work the butter into the flour and sugar until you obtain a sandy mixture.
Add the egg yolk and vanilla, and mix until you obtain a smooth, nonsticky dough. www.thebossykitchen.com
Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it in foil and place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place it on a clean surface. Preheat oven, then line a cookie dough with parchment paper and set it aside.
Beat the egg whites. In a different bowl, place the coarsely chopped walnuts. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Dip them into the egg whites, then roll them on the chopped walnuts, pressing gently to help the walnuts stick to the cookie.
Place the cookies 1 inch apart on the cookie tray. Bake until edges are lightly browned, and cookies are set for about 25 minutes.
Remove the baking tray from the oven and dust cookies with powdered sugar. Place the cookies on a metal rack to cool.
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