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Shortbread Lemon Cookies

 
One serving costs about $0.26

$0.26 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

36 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian dessert
spoonacular Score:8%

Spoonacular Score: 8%

 

Shortbread Lemon Cookies requires about around 45 minutes from start to finish. For 26 cents per serving, you get a dessert that serves 36. One portion of this dish contains approximately 2g of protein, 7g of fat, and a total of 103 calories. 3 people were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of lemon juice, eggs, powdered sugar, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. It is brought to you by Foodista. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 4%, which is very bad (but still fixable). If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Lemon Shortbread Cookies with Lemon Icing {A Tribute to Aunt Roxanne}, Lemon Shortbread Cookies, and Lemon Shortbread Cookies.

Lemon Cookies can be paired with Cream Sherry, Madeira, and Prosecco. Sweet bubbly Prosecco doesn't overwhelm simple sugar or shortbread cookies, a sweet cream sherry complements spiced cookies, and madeira's nutty notes match cookies with nuts perfectly. The NV Solera Cream Sherry with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 17 dollars per bottle.

NV Solera Cream Sherry

The Solera Cream Sherry has a brilliant amber and deep copper hue. With butterscotch and pecan aromas, the sweet salted nut and brown spice aromas carry a complex caramel accent. A sweet entry leads to a rounded, lush, moderately full-bodied palate with a lengthy, flavorful finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1.5 sticks
1.5 sticks butter
butter
2
2  eggs
eggs
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp lemon zest
lemon zest
2 cups
2 cups almond flour
almond flour
0.5 cups
0.5 cups sugar
sugar
1.25 cups
1.25 cups flour
flour
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp lemon juice
lemon juice
4 small
4 small whole dried lemons
whole dried lemons
some
some powdered sugar
powdered sugar
1.5 sticks butter
1.5 sticks
butter
2  eggs
2
eggs
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp
lemon zest
2 cups almond flour
2 cups
almond flour
0.5 cups sugar
0.5 cups
sugar
1.25 cups flour
1.25 cups
flour
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
4 small whole dried lemons
4 small
whole dried lemons
some powdered sugar
some
powdered sugar

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
broiler
broiler
oven
oven
baking sheet
baking sheet
broiler
broiler
oven
oven


Instructions

Beat butter with one egg. Add almond flour, sugar, all-purpose flour, and lemon juice, and mix with the mixer on the lowest setting. Shape the dough into two rolls, about 2 inches each in diameter, and put in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Preheat oven to 350. Slice each log into cookies, about 1/8 inch thick, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Beat the second egg and brush the top of each cookie with it. Place one lemon slice on top of each cookie. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 12-15 minutes. If you like the tops of the cookies browned, put them under the broiler the last 5 minutes of baking. Cool and optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar (optional).

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.26
Ingredient
1.5 sticks butter
2 eggs
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 cups almond flour
½ cups sugar
1.25 cups flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 smalls whole dried lemons
some powdered sugar
Price
$1.45
$0.48
$0.50
$4.48
$0.14
$0.21
$0.10
$2.00
$0.03
$9.39

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • You can make your own almond flour/meal by grinding whole almonds or blanched almonds in a food processor. Just be careful not to grind them too long or you'll end up with almond butter (though worse things have happened!).

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

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Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
103 Calories
2g Protein
7g Total Fat
8g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
103
5%

Fat
7g
11%

  Saturated Fat
2g
17%

Carbohydrates
8g
3%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
19mg
6%

Sodium
37mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
5%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Fiber
1g
5%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Iron
0.56mg
3%

Vitamin B1
0.04mg
3%

Vitamin A
133IU
3%

Folate
10µg
3%

Vitamin B2
0.04mg
2%

Calcium
19mg
2%

Manganese
0.03mg
2%

Vitamin B3
0.27mg
1%

Phosphorus
12mg
1%

Vitamin E
0.16mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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