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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream margarine with sugar. Add egg yolk (reserve egg white), lemon juice and grated lemon and orange peels and beat. Add flour and mix well. Chill for one hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • Dip a teaspoonful of dough into slightly beaten egg white and then into nuts. Place nut side up, 2 inches apart on lightly-oiled cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to cooling rack immediately.

Nutrition Facts

186.4 calories; 2.7 g protein; 19.5 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 93.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (34)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
Recipe was easy to follow and the cookies turned out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2016
The cookies I made with this recipe didn't turn out like the picture. They spread too much becoming quite flat and many ran into each other despite the two inch spacing. The edges crumbled when I removed them from the cooling rack. They did taste delicious though and I'm disappointed that they didn't turn out for me. Read More
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
Recipe was easy to follow and the cookies turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
Recipe was easy to follow and the cookies turned out great. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
A melt in your mouth lemony treat! Ofcourse- used butter. LOVED these! Used generous tsp lemon zest an extra little splash of lemon juice. Great texture. 15 minutes in the oven. A real keeper-Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
Great recipe. I used butter instead of margarine. I also put in 4 tsps (packed) of lemon zest and no orange zest. I rolled my dough into balls and rolled them in the egg white right away. I didn't bother chilling them mainly due to the fact that I wanted to eat them as soon as I could. I baked for about 15 minutes so that the cookies were soft and moist in the middle. My cookies also looked way cuter than the ones in the picture but that was probably because I rolled them into balls. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
Pretty good. Danty but the guys still liked them. They were easy to make. I only baked them for 15 minutes and they were perfect. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2010
These were really good. Delicate cookies sort of like a light version of shortbread. I used butter over margarine though and used all lemon zest as I was looking for as much lemon flavor as possible though I think these would be lovely with the orange zest as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2009
Lovely I used butter as I do in most baking but the baking time was too long I just rescued them in time. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2013
I thought it was a lot of work for 12 cookies but I didn't want to double the recipe until I tried them. I (we) really liked them and will probably make again doubling the recipe next time. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2015
I made theses as recipe states except used lemon zest in stead of orange zest.These are the best lemon cookies I have ever eaten. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2013
Loved these light cookies with a citrusy twang. I used butter and not margarine and reduced the baking time to about 15 minutes. The next time I make these I'd like to try using a couple of teaspoons of orange marmalade instead of orange zest. Thanx for sharing this recipe C. Wayne this recipe's a keeper! Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2016
The cookies I made with this recipe didn't turn out like the picture. They spread too much becoming quite flat and many ran into each other despite the two inch spacing. The edges crumbled when I removed them from the cooling rack. They did taste delicious though and I'm disappointed that they didn't turn out for me. Read More