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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Villa Massa Liquore di Limoni or Lemon liqueur
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
  • Lightly spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar into a mixing bowl and beat until creamy.
  • Beat in 1 tablespoon Villa Massa Liquore.
  • Add 1cup flour and beat into mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Pat dough into bottom of prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, beat eggs for 10 seconds.
  • Add granulated sugar and beat into a pale yellow mixture.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon of Villa Massa Liquore, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix well..
  • Sift together remaining 3 tablespoons of flour and baking powder and beat into mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Remove cookie dough from oven and pour lemon mixture evenly over surface.
  • Return to oven and bake for 20 more minutes.
  • Remove cookies from oven and immediately dust top with remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
  • Cut into 2 x 2-inch squares.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Makes 16 cookies.


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