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Lemon butter cookies

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 by in Baking | 0 comments

 

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1 large egg
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel (optional)

Mix together flour, salt and baking soda in bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in egg, lemon just and lemon peel. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Roll the dough into 2, 9-inch log shapes. Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate until firm (about one hour). Cut dough into ΒΌ-inch thick slices. Sprinkle slices with sugar (optional) and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden around edges. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

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