December 9th, 2016

Lemon Cookies

Zitrusschnitten (3)I tried this little Cookies some years ago when a colleague brought a bag of his moms christmas cookies when he came back from the Alsace. The bag was filled with beautiful and delicious cookies, like Linzer Ringe. And there was this rather plain, simple square cookies. But with the first bite I was in love. So plain they look so brilliant was their taste: a mixture of lemon and orange with a hint of almond was a great counterpoint to all the (delicious) vanilla and cinnamon Christmas flavours. And so I begged and begged and begged until the dear colleague brought a recipe when he came back from a family visit. I tested it and realized while making that it was for the second lemon cookie in the bag: Délices au citron – a good cookie, too but not the cookie I fell in love with…

And so I searched long and for some years. And finally I found a recipe that sounded similar: Orangenschnittli. I changed the recipe more and more, until it fits to the flavour I remembered. They need some days for ripening, as the flavour has to diffuse and melange for the perfect taste. But then this little cookies are a clear new favourite of my cookie plate: easy to make and so delicious!



Lemon Cookies


  • 200g Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 350g flour Type 405
  • 120g sugar
  • grated peel of 1 lemon



  • 100g sugar
  • grated peel of 1 lemon
  • grated peel of 1/2 oranges
  • 50g lemon juice
  • 50g orange juice
  • 200g grounded almonds



  • 150g powdered sugar
  • 30g lemon juice

Knead the ingredients for the dough shortly until combined and cool in the fridge for hour.

In the meantime mix the ingredients of the filling.

Roll  the dough into two squares of  25x35cm. Place one square on a baking sheet, spread the filling on top and cover with the second dough square.

Bake at 180°C for 20-25  min.

Let cool, then mix the ingredients for the glazing. Spread with glazing and let the glazing dry before you cut the dough into little cubes with 2.5×2.5 cm length.

5 Responses t_on Lemon Cookies

  1. Karin December 18th, 2017

    Die sind so gut! Und so schnell gemacht-definitiv ein Fall für den Rezeptefundus, vielen lieben Dank!

  2. Ellie December 16th, 2016

    Hallo Stefanie!
    Ich kannte das Rezept nicht, habe es ausprobiert und es war ein voller Erfolg.

    Danke für die leckere Idee.

    Viele Grüße

  3. Juliane December 11th, 2016

    Liebe Stefanie,

    hier erkenne ich die seit meiner Kindheit bei uns sehr beliebten Zitronen-Schnitten, die bei uns immer zum Weihnachtsgebäck gehören. Immer waren es zu wenige, weil sie so lecker waren (sind).
    Übrigens war bei uns das Rezept aus einem Backbuch der 50er-Jahre von einem bekannten Dr. Ö….
    Ich habe es aus dem Nachlass meiner Oma geerbt und backe immer noch viel daraus.

    Liebe Grüße und eine leckere Adventszeit wünsche ich dir!


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