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1 pound unsweetened butter, softened
1 cup sugar
6 egg yolks
1 tablespoon vanilla
5 cups all-purpose flour
zest of 2 lemons
1 egg

Preheat oven to 325F. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolks, vanilla, and lemon zest and mix well. Gradually add flour while stirring. Chill. Roll out 1/4" thick and cut in shapes desired. Beat remaining egg, brush each cookie with beaten egg. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 24 minutes or until lightly golden.

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Reviews of Mailanderli:

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  Swissgal in Switzerland  Dec 31, 2017
Would make this again.
Tried the recipe, just to compare with the recipe I have from my family. It's a bit different. Still good, but I like using less ingredients than more...maybe different locals in Switzerland make this recipe vary...still an excellent holiday cookie though! 4 stars

  elsy dalimonte in cristalbeach  Dec 9, 2010
Would make this again.
since i grew up in switzerland ,iremember all the christmas cookies but lost the recepies,iam going to make most of them and iam know they going to be great!

  A cookie baker in illinois  Dec 15, 2009
Would make this again.
I'm 13 years old and remember making these with my grandmother. She knew the recipie by heart, but then she got alsheimers and I have missed the smell of her baking whenever we go to my grandparents house. I can't wait to try this recipie out! 5 stars

  Barbara in Australia  Nov 29, 2008
Would make this again.
I lived in Switzerland for three years in the 1960's and made these from then on, but I lost the recipe for them and also Brunsli (YUM) and Anisbrotli(double YUM
I would recommend them to ANYBODY who likes something great
5 stars

  ann marie PR Westchester NY  Jan 9, 2008
Would make this again.
We used to make this cookie every Christmas with my Mom who is from Switzerland. I lost her receipe and this one worked wonderfully. Now I'm doing them with my kids!... 5 stars

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