*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Lemon Drop Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : The Christmas Cookie Book
 Serving Size  : 45   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes And Cookies                Mc
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           butter -- softened
      1/2  cup           sugar, confectioner’s
    1                    egg yolk
    2      tablespoons   lemon juice
    1                    lemon zest -- grated
    2 1/4  cups          flour
                         sugar
                         ***Glaze***
      1/4  cup           sugar, confectioner’s
    1      tablespoon    lemon juice
           drop          red food coloring -- whisk together till
 
 Preheat oven to 350*. Line cookies heets with parchment paper.
 In a large bowl cream the butter and confectioners sugar with an electric
 mixer, add the egg yolk, lemon juice, and zest and beat until smooth.  Add
 the flour and beat until well combined.
 
 Form the dough into 1 inch balls and place them about 2 inches apart on the
 prepared sheets.  Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass dipped into
 granulated sugar to keep it from sticking to the dough.  Bake the cookies in
 the middle of the oven for about 13 minutes, or until barely golden.
 Transfer to wire racks.  As soon as they are cool enough to handle, dip the
 top of each cookie in lemon glaze and allow to cool completely.  store in
 airtight containers for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
 
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