Sunday, April 12, 2009

Debbie's butter cookies with lemon glaze...

another fave from one of the 'coolest "chicks" i know':)  that is what debbie said when she gave me & my family a little Easter package with these yummy cookies.  she had cut them in the shape of little chicks & it was perfect with the yellow lemon glaze.  the are delicious... sweet, tart, buttery & perfect for spring!  you could obviously use any shape cookie cutter, but flowers would be super darling too!  


{Debbie’s Butter Cookies & Lemon Glaze}

1 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

1 large egg

2 TBSP grated lemon zest

2 1/2 cup flour

1/2 tsp. salt

In a large bowl, cream together butter & sugar until light & fluffy.  Add egg & grated lemon zest.  Sift together flour & salt.  Add to butter mixture.  Mix just until all combined.  Divide dough in 2 rounds, wrap in plastic wrap & chill for 1-2 hours.  On a floured surface, roll out to 1/4-1/8 inch thick.  Cut with cookie cutters.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 7-9 minutes or until barely golden.  

Lemon Glaze

2 cups confectioners sugar

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Stir together until smooth.  Carefully spread over cooled cookies. 

** you could also pipe a thin line of buttercream frosting around the edge & sprinkle with sanding sugar for something a little fancier.

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