Italian Lemon Cookies

These cookies are a staple simple dessert in Southern Italy. A fresh and delicate taste, made even lighter by rice flour.

Italian Lemon CookiesPhoto by G. Giustolisi

In Southern Italy, the summer has a special scent. Lemons are the absolute protagonists of simple recipes that become special thanks to this valuable ingredient. The lemon cookies are prepared with the renowned Sicilian PDO lemons from Syracuse. A fresh and delicate taste, made even lighter by rice flour. Being gluten-free, rice flour is suitable for those who are intolerant and for those who love tasty sweets with alternative unrefined flours.

Italian Lemon Cookies
 
These cookies are a staple simple dessert in Southern Italy. A fresh and delicate taste, made even lighter by rice flour.
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Recipe Type: Baking
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • 200 g (7 ounces) brown rice flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 100 g (3½ oz) light brown sugar
  • the juice and peel of 1 organic lemon
  • 100 g (3½ oz) high quality unsalted butter, cold
  • 2 large organic eggs
Instructions
  1. Mix the rice flour with pinch of salt and set aside.
  2. Whisk the juice and lemon zest in a food processor with the sugar.
  3. Add the butter and the eggs.
  4. Add the flour.
  5. Form a loaf and let stand for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out the pastry and cut the desired shapes.
  7. Bake, in preheated oven, at 180°C (350°/gas 4), for 15 minutes.
Veronica Lavenia

Veronica Lavenia

Veronica is a born and raised Italian. She inherited her love for travel, passion for cooking and natural, sustainable, plant based slow food from her parents. Her works have appeared in 'Vegetarian Living', 'Veggie Magazine', 'Lifestyle food', 'Australian Good Food & Travel Guide', 'Chickpea' and 'Free from Heaven', among others. She is the author of "Panini: the simple tastes of Italian style bread"; 'The Rustic Italian bakery" and "The Vegetarian Italian Kitchen", published by New Holland Publishers Australia. Her fourth book, 'A Modern Italian Table: simple everyday natural recipes' will be released in March 2017, for the same publisher.

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