I found this from someone else online, and fell in love with it. These are exactly like the cookies I have ordered from Cookie Bouquet. The lemon is what really does it. Make sure to use high-quality, super-fine granulated sugar, as this combined with the powdered sugar gives that melt-in-your-mouth feel. My husband and I enjoy decorating them together.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Add lemon zest. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to wet ingredients slowly. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
Delicious cookies! I generally don't enjoy the process of cutout cookies but these are really worth the trouble. I used ultra-fine baker's sugar & the zest of the whole lemon. Iced with Kitt's icing from Kittencal's Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies W/ Icing That Hardens, these were fun project to make with DD. I'd like to make an actual bouquet with these one day & I'm wondering if the skewers are soaked in water & then baked in the cookie. Thanks for sharing, Vicki! Made & enjoyed for Spring 2009 Pick A Chef.
I used the zest of a whole lemon and we really enjoyed the lemon flavor! I frosted them with Kittencal's Icing That Hardens (Kittencal's Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies W/ Icing That Hardens). Great cookie!
This is THE PERFECT COOKIE! Taste wonderful,stays soft and doesn't distort or loose it's shape in rising. I love the lemon zest in fact I put it in the frosting as well- cuts the sweet. Bake one pan at a time or it seems to double or triple the time. Comes clean off the sheet effortlessly. I made a 1/2" thick cookie. For a bridal shower favor. And here is the perfect frosting that was creamy but dried well enough to stack (let dry several hours or overnight). I subbed half and half, added lemon juice, pinch of salt to cut sweetness and both vanilla and almond extract