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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
60 cookies
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl beat butter on high for 30 seconds; add sugar and beat well. Stir in flour and beat well. Stir in almonds and lemon zest. Divide dough into thirds and chill, covered, for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut with 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet.

  • In a small bowl beat egg and water together; brush over cookies.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate; place on wax paper to cool.

Nutrition Facts

91 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 10.4g; fat 5.6g; cholesterol 11.2mg; sodium 23.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
These are absolutely delicious-- the ground almonds and lemon zest are a refreshing addition to a basic shortbread recipe. We couldn't keep our hands off them even BEFORE they were dipped in chocolate. I sent most of the finished cookies to work with my husband where they received rave reviews. Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/03/2003
We didnt like these at all. Mantecados we know are from spain and this is nothing like it. Sorry we were disappointed. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
02/02/2003
We didnt like these at all. Mantecados we know are from spain and this is nothing like it. Sorry we were disappointed. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
These are absolutely delicious-- the ground almonds and lemon zest are a refreshing addition to a basic shortbread recipe. We couldn't keep our hands off them even BEFORE they were dipped in chocolate. I sent most of the finished cookies to work with my husband where they received rave reviews. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
This rock my face off. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2012
I thought the cookies were okay. They were a little sweet so next time I would put in less sugar. And I added some crisco to the chocolate because it was too thick and the cookes kept breaking in it when i tried dipping them. Also the thinner these cookies are the better. Read More
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