Lemon Almond Cookies

Super delicious Lemon Almond Cookies for your Holiday baking.

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

Lemon Almond 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 at least 2 hours.

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

Rinse glass in a bowl of water (barely moisten) between each press and dip in sugar.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F. for about 10-12 minutes.

Cool cookies completely before placing them in an airtight, lined cookie tin. Enjoy!

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