Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a traditional Swiss recipe for Mailanderli, delicate lemon-flavored butter cookies, that is popular in many cantons throughout Switzerland. It's a pretty standard recipe, and you'll find this very same recipe on many international cooking websites.
- 1 lb unsweetened butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 lemons, zest of
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 325°F
- In a bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolks, vanilla, and lemon zest, and mix well. Gradually add flour while stirring. Chill.
- Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, and cut into desired shapes.
- Beat remaining egg, and brush each cookie with the beaten egg. Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake for 20-24 minutes or until lightly golden.