Yugoslavian Christmas Cookies

This is an unusual and incredibly sublime cookie.

I had these for the first time over ten years ago at a neighborhood Christmas cookie swap.  When I took my first bite, I remember, I almost swooned!

I loved that they were so unique and unusual.

The crunchy nut and meringue topping over the berry shortbread crust was divine.  But there was something else…. another flavor mixed in that was just wonderful.

Something very familiat that alluded me.

Yugoslavian Christmas Cookies

I dicovered a bit later what  it was, when my sweet neighbor Linnell gave me the recipe.  It was the clean, crisp addition of lemon extract.

That little addition took these cookies from delicious to, in my ever so almost humble opinion,  to absolutely sublime.

I hope you give these a try.  They’re great all year round, btw!

Yugoslavian Christmas Cookies