Lemon Almond Cookies

Lemon Almond Cookies are super delicious and easy to make. This recipe makes perfect Christmas cookies and is ideal for your Holiday baking, but they are a welcomed treat any time of the year.

Better make a double batch of this Norwegian recipe because these delightful treats will disappear fast.

Norwegian Lemon Almond Cookies Recipe:

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
(This recipe makes about 3-dozen (36) cookies)

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks butter
1 cup + 3 tablespoons sugar (retain 3 tablespoons sugar for dipping)
1 large egg
1-1/2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest from 3 lemons
6 tablespoons finely ground almonds (1/2 cup)
1-1/2 cups flour

Mix butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy.
Add egg
Gradually add zest and ground almonds.
Gradually add flour and mix well.
Chill dough for at least 2 hours.

Place the remainder (3 tablespoons) of sugar on a small plate.
Form dough into walnut-sized balls.
Arrange 2" apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Dip the bottom of a glass, barely moistened in water, on the plate with sugar and press down on each cookie, flattening them to about 2 inches across.

Rinse the glass in a bowl of water (barely moisten) between each time you press down on the Lemon Almond Cookie dough and dip it in the sugar.

Make sure to bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 350°F. for about 10-12 minutes.

Cool the Lemon Almond Cookies completely before placing them in an airtight, lined cookie tin. Enjoy!

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