Lemon Nut Cookies

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 25 min
Prep: 40 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: 15 min
 
YIELD: about 36 cookies
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus 1 cup for rolling
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Directions

In a food processor, pulse together the nuts, flour, cornmeal, and salt until finely ground and smooth.

Using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat together the butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a medium bowl until light and creamy. Add the lemon juice, 1 teaspoon zest, and vanilla and beat to combine. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in 3 batches until just combined; be careful not to over-mix. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

In a shallow bowl, combine the remaining sugar with remaining zest. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Transfer the dough onto cookie sheets and bake until firm and very pale golden, about 12 to 15 minutes.

While the cookies are still warm, roll each cookie in the sugar mixture. To achieve a solid coating, roll each of the cookies a second time in the sugar mixture.

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  • on February 19, 2013

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    This was the crumbliest cookie i've ever made :( The texture is oddly gritty and falls apart so easly. My cookies defiantly looked nothing like hers and i followed directions very carefuly. Best part was the powdered sugar with the lemon zest. I won't be recomending these.

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  • on November 27, 2011

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    I watched her make these cookies on TV today, they sounded so good I went and bought the ingredients required. I made the cookies per the directions, the cookies just fell apart when I tried to take them off the pan, they were FLAT as a pancake. I have looked at this receipe again and I think there might be some things missing in it such as baking soda.
    I would NOT recommend anyone to waste their time or money to make these, find another one on a different site.

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