Saturday, March 8, 2014

Springtime Lemon Icebox Cookies


This weekend I tried Martha Stewart's Lemon Icebox Cookies Recipe.  
They were sooo good - light, lemony, buttery good!!
 I could of eaten just the dough!

I wanted to make them pretty so I divided the dough into 3 logs, 
then rolled each log into a different color of sprinkles - 
yellow, pink and green!

The directions say to chill for 2 hours, but I cheated (because
I hate to wait) and put the logs in my freezer for 25 minutes.
Then I just sliced & baked!

I love how they turned out! They would be perfect on your
Easter Sweets Table or placed into pretty bags tied with a
ribbon for Easter Basket Treats!!  I highly recommend them!!




LEMON ICEBOX COOKIES

INGREDIENTS




  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling

DIRECTIONS

  1. STEP 1

    In a food processor, pulse flour, confectioners' sugar, salt, and lemon zest until combined. Add butter and process until sandy. Add egg yolks and lemon juice; pulse until dough comes together. Divide dough in half and form each into a 1 1/2-inch-wide log. Wrap in plastic and freeze until firm, about 2 hours (or up to 1 month).
  2. STEP 2

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Spread granulated sugar on a piece of parchment; roll logs over sugar to coat. Slice logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices and arrange, 1 inch apart, on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are golden brown around edges, about 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.




Have a great weekend!!



4 comments:

  1. These look so good! Not to mention cute! And I'm a big fan of anything lemon. So I'll for sure be making them! Thank you so much.
    Erica :)

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    1. I adore anything Lemon too!! As I look back on the past month's blog posts, I've made 2 lemon cookie recipes, one lemon scone, and one lemon teacake!! Thanks for your sweet comments! xo Jina

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  2. Jina, your cookies look devine...so fresh and zesty. It would be hard to stop at one.....

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    1. Thanks Linda! It is hard to stop at one!! They're really yummy!! Have a great week! xo Jina

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