Lemon: Double Lemon Delights

posted by Paula Anderson 11-13-102 7:34 AM

Double Lemon Delights

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons grated lemon peel, divided
1 tsp vanilla
Additional sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tsp lemon juice (I used about 7)

Preheat oven to 375*F.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt in a small bowl; set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl of electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, 1 Tablespoon lemon peel and vanilla until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended.

Drop dough by T. onto ungreased cookie sheets, spacing 3" apart. Flatten dough with bottom of glass that has been dipped in additional sugar.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are jsut set and edges are golden brown. cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes, transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and remaining 1 T. of lemon peel in small bowl; drizzle mixture over cookies. Let stand until icing is set.

(The recipe was written to make big cookies using 1/4 c. of dough per cookie and would yield about 12 made this way. I used the T and made about 2 1/2 doz, but we lost count as we ate some while baking!)

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