These are called “zandkoekjes” (sand cookies) in The Netherlands, because of their short crumb (and maybe because kids love the idea of eating sand…) The lemon gives them a bit more flavour. They are possibly the easiest cookies to make. I am not a fan of shortbread cookies, but I gifted these to a friend as part of a tea set (with the wonderful triple chocolate chip cookies, which are very likely my favourite cookies ever) and she did like them and asked for the recipe. So I do not have a picture of them either cause I found them unworthy. Apparently I was wrong… I regret to inform you that this happens occasionally. Don’t tell anybody please.
- 100gr butter
- 50gr sugar
- 150gr flour
- 1,5 tsp baking powder
- zest of 1 small unwaxed lemon
Makes 16 small cookies
Combine all ingredients with a mixer with dough hooks. Roll it in a log and cut into 16 discs (cut the log in half, then each piece in half again, and each quarter into 4). Shape the pieces a bit, the dough tends to be crumbly. Place on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes on 180°C.
Serve with tea.