These are sweet Swiss cookies. We usually make them for Weihnachten (Christmas Eve) and top them with sprinkles but they are appropriate year-round.

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Ingredients

50
Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Blend in sugar and beat until mixture is thick and pale, about 10 minutes. Mix in the melted butter and salt. Gradually fold in the flour and lemon zest. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or, preferably, overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheet.

  • On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheet. Brush with beaten egg yolks and decorate with sprinkles.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden at the edges, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool cookies on racks.

Nutrition Facts

104.9 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 13.4g 4% DV; fat 5g 8% DV; cholesterol 34.1mg 11% DV; sodium 38.8mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2008
Easy to make & very tasty - thank you for this recipe! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2008
Easy to make & very tasty - thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2009
really good. a waaaaayyyy better recipe than the one my cousin found on google XD. it was easy to make with my cousin and good too we some whip cream to make it fun at the end.. it was alrightXD. but other than our crazy addition it was good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
I was very satified with the taste of this cookie. I think it could have used more flavor though. But other than that I would reccomend this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
Loved these!!! I made these with my Girl Scout Troop for Thinking Day! They were hard to roll out at first. I made a double batch and made most of these up with the girls helping. We ran out of time and I had to finish the next day with my Daughter. It was so much easier after being in the Fridge overnight - Will add this recipe to my Holiday collection -already decided to use this as Teacher gifts Christmas 2011!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2014
This recipe made light tasting cookies great for tea but I wouldn't know since they don't last that long! Added a glaze of lemon juice vanilla and powdered sugar. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2020
I am fond of these cookies, they always come out well..especially in terms of flavour , texture and shape. Each ingredient is in perfect ratio. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2015
Very good! Had a nice lemon twist to otherwise fairly bland sugar cookies. Loved the unique taste! Next time I would've used a little more sugar.. just to make it less bland. But they were really good.Made them for my French class! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2017
Made these for my sons Ancestor project! Found out we are Swiss! Instantly fell in love with these and they will from now on be included in our holiday dinners! Read More