Italian lemon cookies

129 - 60 минут -

Very delicate crumbly biscuits with lemon flavor. As a child I made it mom, and now I cook it myself. Simple, but surprisingly tasty. The recipe is from my mother's notebook.

Ingredients for Italian lemon cookies

Step by step instruction of cooking Italian lemon cookies

Шаг 1

Prepare the lemon zest. To cookies turned out flavorful and delicious, the zest you need to take without the white part. Ie carefully using a fine grater remove the upper yellow skin from half of a lemon. The white part gives foreign flavor and bitterness.
Add the zest to the batter, stir quickly.

Шаг 2

Then add the sifted flour. If you cook cookies with sour cream, flour will go smaller. First I added 1.5 cups, and then pour little by little. Depending on the manufacturer and brand of flour, this product takes a different amount. Quickly knead the dough. It should be soft, elastic, does not stick to hands.

Шаг 3

Now start shaping the cookies. I divide the dough into 2 parts. From one part of baking cookies in the form of sticks (real Italian), and on the other a tidy pattern.
Half of the dough divide into 4 parts. Each portion will skatiem cushion, divide into equal pieces and SkyTeam flagella. The length of the flagellum about 10 cm and a diameter of 1 cm Flagella should not be perfectly smooth.

Шаг 4

Preheat the oven to 180*C.
Cookies spread on a baking sheet, covered with baking paper. Wepcam until Golden brown (I baked 15 minutes).

Шаг 5

Cookies spread on a dish and allow to cool.

Шаг 6

Now for round cookies. I make it a different size. Divide the second half of the dough into 4 pieces, skatiem the workpiece, divide it into different pieces. Will skatiem ball, preplanned it in the middle and gently smoothed out. Then circle cookie will pretty cracks. You can just roll out the dough 1 cm thick, cookie cutter or glass to cut out biscuits.

Шаг 7

We spread it on a baking sheet, covered with baking paper. Draw the figure –mesh, slightly pushing the knife blade with teeth in a cookie.

Шаг 8

Bake at 180*C until Golden brown.

Шаг 9

The biscuits are ready.
You can decorate the cookies with chocolate figure. Chocolate need not porous, of good quality. 20 g dark chocolate placed in a plastic bag, melt in the microwave or put in hot water (you can use confectionery syringe). Cut off the corner of the bag so the hole was small, about 1-2 mm.
Draw the figure on the cookies and give the chocolate to harden.

Шаг 10

Here is a round cookies.

Шаг 11

Cookies after decoration.