• Type 00 flour 500 grams
  • Milk 125 ml • 49 kcal
  • Sunflower oil or Olive oil 125 ml
  • Sugar 125 grams • 470 kcal
  • Eggs 2 • 130 kcal
  • Baking powder 1 sachet • 156 kcal
  • grated lemon zest as much as is needed
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

Grandma's cookies are rustic and crumbly shortbread cookies, excellent for breakfast, they can be soaked in milk or they can be eaten with a cup of tea; they will be even softer and tastier, to start your day in the best way. Grandma's cookies are genuine and simple to prepare: you will only need flour, eggs, milk, grated lemon zest, baking powder and oil instead of butter. Once the dough is made, you can give your cookies the classic stick shape: the final result will be some rough and irregular shortbread cookies. Alternatively, you can use the shapes you prefer, so you can customize the cookies just as you like. But let’s see how to prepare them in a few simple steps.

How to make Grandma's Cookies

Put the sifted flour in a bowl with the sugar and grated lemon zest. Mix the ingredients and add the baking powder, eggs, seed oil and milk (1). Mix all the ingredients with the help of a fork or spatula. Continue to knead with your hands (2) until you obtain a homogeneous dough (3).

Make small pieces from the dough and form some sticks: alternatively use the special cookie cutters or insert the dough in a syringe for cakes and make some rolls. Once your cookies are shaped, place them on the baking tray lined with parchment paper (4), well spaced, and bake in a preheated oven at 180° C for about 20 minutes (5) or until they are golden brown. Once ready, let them cool. Your grandmother's cookies are ready to be enjoyed (6).


If you want to make even more rustic cookies, replace the type 00 flour with the spelled flour. It is also possible to replace granulated sugar with cane sugar and baking powder with baker’s ammonia, a leavening agent widely used in the preparation of cookies.

You can flavor grandma's cookies as you like. Instead of grated lemon zest, you can use orange zest, vanilla, but also anisette, rum, limoncello or the liquor you prefer.

To make grandma's cookies even more delicious, you can dip them in the melted chocolate, once cooled. Ideal to serve with a cup of hot tea.

If you love cookies to be soaked in milk, you can also prepare dry cookies, made only with flour, sugar, milk and seed oil, without eggs. Or also milk cookies, simple and genuine, also excellent for a snack.

How to store Grandma's Cookies 

You can preserve Grandma's cookies for 7 days in a tin box or a glass container with an airtight seal.