- For the cookies
- 350 grams Pastry flour
- 200 grams cold butter (chopped)
- 175 grams sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tsp Baking powder
For the cookie dough: Combine all ingredients and quickly knead until smooth. Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for about 2 hours.
Roll out the dough on a floured work surface until 3-4 mm (approximately 1/8 inch) thick and cut out 4 cm (approximately 1 1/4 inch) stars or other Christmas shapes.
Arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven (180°C) (approximately 350°F) for about 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. Remove and let cool.
For the decoration: Mix the powdered sugar with lemon juice together until smooth. Tint with food coloring and then spread over the cookies.
Tint the marzipan with food coloring and use to decorate the cookies along with the sugar pearls.