Thursday, April 1, 2010
Easter Cookies: take two
After making a double batch of these last week for Andrew's class party and the church egg hunt, I decided I needed a batch for keeps. This was a new recipe and it's got a little lemon in it, which made the cookies oh-so-good. So, yesterday while Isaac napped, my assistant (who is on Spring Break this week) and I whipped some up. This time we dipped them in colored glaze AND chocolate glaze and this time I decided that this is indeed a recipe worth sharing.
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 t vanilla
1/2 t lemon peel
2 t baking powder
3 1/2 c flour
Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add lemon and powder and mix well. Add flour a cup at a time. The dough will be dry and crumbly. Pour it out on the counter and knead it together. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Roll it out, cut out cookies, put on cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes at 350.
start with about a cup of confectioner's sugar. Add a few tablespoons of water and mix, adding more water or sugar until you get a glaze consistency you like. Add the food coloring and dip the cookies!
Chocolate Glaze recipe found here.