Ten Lords-a-leaping, that just makes me laugh. For some reason I am imagining football player like men jumping around in ballet costume. Haha. Well now after I got that image in your head, now don’t ten glazed lemon cookies sound amazing!
When I bake for the holidays I like to reach all types of cookie flavors- the classic sugar cookie, a peanut butter cookie, a peppermint cookie, a chocolate cookie, and a lemon cookie. This particular recipe is my boyfriend’s favorite. The cookie itself isn’t lemon flavor but the glaze is made with lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar and it gives the cookie a great lemony sweetness. I bet you can’t eat just one!
Glazed Lemon Cookies
3/4 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup of sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups flour
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Juice from 1 lemon
Zest from one lemon
In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg yolks, vanilla extract and salt, mix to combine. Gradually mix in flour until all of it is incorporated. Form a large ball with all the dough. Divide in two balls. Roll each ball out to 1 ¼ inch diameter logs and wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, or until firm.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment papers. Cut dough into ¼ inch slices. Re-round the edges if they lose shape, and space 1 1/2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until firm. Try not to let them brown that much. Let them cool on cooling racks
To make Icing- Take 1 cups of confectioners’ sugar and mix with lemon zest and half of lemon juice. If too thick, gradually add more lemon juice until the glaze is pourable. Once cookies are cooled, dip them in the icing. Shake off excess glaze and let dry on wax paper.
Source: adapted from Real Simple Magazine, December 2008