Wow! The holidays are coming fast, I am starting to feel as if perhaps my baking aspirations were a little too ambitious this year. Oh well, if everything doesn’t get finished, just more things to try next year. This is a fabulous, easy recipe for the holidays. You can make the dough ahead, put in the freezer or the refrigerator and use as you need. Fresh cookies at hand!
Lemon Slice and Bakes
Recipe from Bon Appetit 12/11
21/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 sticks of unsalted butter
3/4 cup of sugar
2 Tbs. finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 large egg yolks
11/4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Whisk salt and flour in a medium bowl. Cream butter, sugar, lemon zest, and vanilla in a bowl using electric mixer on high, until light and fluffy. About 3 minutes. Add egg yolks and mix just to blend. Reduce speed, add flour mixture, again just to blend. Do not over mix. Divide dough into two pieces and roll into a log shape. Wrap in plastic and chill, at least an hour.
Bake at 350 on racks lined with a Silphat or parchment paper. Cut logs into 1/4″ slices and bake until cookies are brown around the edges, for 16-18 minutes.
Once cookies are cooled you can drizzle with icing and perhaps some sprinkles. (I skipped this step as I am shipping the cookies).
These cookies are similar to sugar cookies but with a hint of lemon. If you drizzle with the icing you get a little more of a lemon flavor. They are easy and delicious. If you are looking for something fast and easy you should try these.
If you are looking for other great recipes check out Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365, there are all sorts of great recipes and ideas.
These are a few more photos of the 2011 Hermes Christmas Windows! Enjoy!
|This Kelly Bag is unbelievable, all hand tooled! Love it!|
|All photos taken by my husband|
If you need some chocolate baking ideas, visit my other blog Once Upon a Chocolate this week for all sorts of delicious treats. Today I am featuring a scrumptious Double Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberries!