Heavenly Lemon Christmas Cut Outs

These are one of my all-time favorite cookies for Christmas. I can't believe I never posted them here.
They have the perfect heavenly buttery crunch and a hint of lemon. It must be the powdered sugar in the cookie dough that make them so amazing.
My Isaak had so much fun mixing, rolling, cutting, decorating, and EATING!!!

Lemon Cut-Out Recipe:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, soft
1 egg yolk, room temp
1 Tbs. fine lemon zest
2 1/4 cup AP flour
1/4 tsp. Maldon salt flakes, crushed

Frosty Lemon Glaze Recipe:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp water
-Whisk all ingredients, spread with offset frosting spatula.

-In a stand mixer, cream butter, sugar, lemon zest, and egg yolk until fluffified.
-Add flour and quickly mix-don't over mix
-Gather in a ball and make two discs. Wrap in plastic and chill in fridge for 20 minutes.
-Preheat oven to 375
-Take each disc out and roll-flouring your surface well. Roll out to thickness of two pennies stacked.

-Place on Silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
-Bake 5-7 minutes, you don't want much browning on the bottom or tips
-Mix up your glaze
-Let cool on a baking rack, frost and decorate. I like using dark chocolate sprinkles from India Tree. The lemon and chocolate contrast is delish!

No comments: