Lemon polenta cookies
Time to make: 52 mins , plus chilling
( Hands-on time: 40 mins )
Total cost: $ 6.30 / $ 0.45 per serve
(at time of publication)
- 100g reduced-fat spread
- 75g castor sugar
- 1 lemon, zest, finely grated
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup polenta
- 4 tablespoons icing sugar
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 1g
Dietary fibre 1g
1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Beat spread, sugar and lemon zest together until light and creamy.
2 Add yolks one at a time. Beat well.
3 Sift flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Stir in polenta. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and beat until combined.
4 Knead lightly for 1-2 minutes. Shape dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes.
5 Roll out dough between 2 sheets of baking paper. Use a cookie cutter to cut 14 cookies about 6cm in diameter. With a spatula, transfer cookies to baking tray. Bake for 10-12 minutes until light golden. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from tray.
6 Once completely cool drizzle with icing made by mixing icing sugar with a little water.
Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free baking mix and check icing sugar is gluten free.
You can make this cookie by rolling to a round then cutting into even-sized slices before baking.
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Hanu de Jong
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