Lemon-Glazed Butter Cookies
These tangy cookies are a great for cutting out shapes and decorating.
Makes 3 dozen
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in egg, vanilla, and lemon rind. Mix together flour and baking powder and slowly beat into butter mixture.
Divide dough into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to handle.
Roll out dough and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Drizzle lemon glaze with a fork over cooled cookies. Sprinkle with decorating sugar.
Glaze: Combine 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar with approximately 1 tablespoon lemon juice to make a thin glaze.