- Preparation time: 20 minutes | chilling time: 30 minutes | baking time: 10 to 12 minutes per batch.
- ½ cup margarine
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- juice of 1 lemon
- ¼ tsp grated lemon rind
- 1⅓ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup ground almonds or walnuts
- raspberry or strawberry jelly
- sugar (Note: Confectioner's sugar can be used to coat the cookies in place of granulated)
- Cream margarine and sugar in mixing bowl.
- Add egg, lemon juice and lemon rind.
- Mix until smooth.
- Add flour and nuts.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and flatten.
- Refrigerate dough 30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to ⅛-inch thickness.
- Use a round 2-inch cookie cutter to cut out circles from dough.
- Cut out an inner circle with a smaller round cookie cutter from half of the circles to make a "cookie ring".
- Bake circles and rings until light golden, 10 to 12 minutes.
- Transfer to wire rack to cool.
- Spread a small amount of jelly on each whole circle.
- Press a cookie ring on top of it.
- Shake the cookies one at a time in a bowl of sugar to coat well.
- Store in a covered dish.