I'm not going to lie, I was a wee bit nervous when I made the dough for these cookies last night. It seemed so dry with only 4 egg yolks and 1 tsp of vanilla as the only liquids. I sort of set myself up for failure, only to be pleasantly surprised when they turned out well this morning!
I used to get reeeally angry when I would mess something up in the kitchen. Like, fuming mad and wanting to strangle something angry. I think this blog has helped me in that area. I've had the opportunity to try a lot of new and different recipes and have experienced a lot more successes and a few more failures. I think I'm becoming a little more....well rounded in the kitchen, and more low key about the results.
Lemony Slice-and-Bake Cookies
You will need:
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- food coloring (optional)
- sanding sugar (optional)
To make the icing, whisk sugar and 2 tbsp lemon juice in a small bowl. Add coloring, if desired. Spread or drizzle the icing over cookies. Decorate as desired. Let stand until icing sets, about 10 minutes.
I spread the icing, but I think next time I would drizzle it. It has a very strong lemon flavor, and is a bit tart, which is good but too much can be over powering. The cookies are also delicious by themselves warm, right out of the oven!