Lemon Cookies

Oxmoor House
about 3 1/2 dozen


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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


Cream butter; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add 6 yolks and lemon rind; beat well. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture, and mix well.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll to 1/4-inch thickness, and cut with assorted 2-inch cookie cutters. Place cookies on lightly greased baking sheets. Brush tops of cookies with 3 egg yolks. Combine 1 cup sugar, pecans, and cinnamon; sprinkle over cookies. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Cool cookies on wire racks.

Created date

February 2010