Alenka Dunatov

3 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 cube unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

2 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk (save the white )

Rind of one lemon

1 cup silvered almonds or walnuts

Slightly beaten egg white

Sanding sugar


Pre heat oven to 350º F.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper-set aside.


Mix flour, baking soda and baking powder-set aside. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time, mix well.  Add lemon zest , dry ingredients and nuts.  Mix well.

Divide dough in half, form into two logs about 10 inches long and 3 inches wide. Brush each log with slightly beaten egg white.  Sprinkle with sugar.   Bake 25 minutes .  Remove and place on cooling rack for 15 minutes.


Reduce oven temperature to 290º. Transfer logs to cutting board-using a serrated knife, cut each log diagonally into 1 inch thick slices. Place slices cut side down on cookie sheet, bake 10—15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool.



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