Sunday, 2 September 2012

Lemon Butter Cookies

Great bite-sized cookies that give a sugary-rush kick.  Perfect when tired-ness is kicking in...

- 125g unsalted butter, softened
- 100g castor sugar
- 1 egg
- 200g plain flour
- Juice from 1 lemon and a teaspoon of lemon zest
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt

Lemon Glaze
- 2 tbls lemon juice + some zest
- 1/3 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbls cream (optional)

  1. Cream the butter and sugar and then beat in 1 egg.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture along with the lemon juice and zest.
  3. Combine well and then cover the dish and put in the fridge for 2 hours until firm.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 170C.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Using a dough cutter, cut into the desired shapes.
  7. Place on greased baking paper and bake for 6-8 minutes until just starting to brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  9. Combine the lemon glaze ingredients and stir till all the sugar dissolves.
  10. Dip the cookies in the lemon glaze and allow to set.

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