Persian Butter Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Dienia B.

Light lemony cookie.

Top Review by Chef Kate

Delicious lemon shortbread!! Rather than roll into balls, I spread the dough out on a silpat on a half-sheet pan and baked it. I let it sit in a turned-off oven for about ten to twelve minutes, then removed the pan to a rack and scored the cookies using a square cookie cutter. I also sprinkled the top of the dough with some sanding sugar just before baking. Very pretty, very delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks.
  2. Stir in grated lemon rind.
  3. Add lemon juice and vanilla.
  4. Add flour.
  5. Form into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten into rounds.
  6. Bake at 300°F for 20 minutes or until done.
  7. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

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