Wafer thin. . .
. . . and packed with. . .
. . . sweet lemon. . .
. . . these cookies. . .
. . . are the perfect treat. . .
. . . for any fairy tea party.
Lemon Fairy Cookies
Makes 3 dozen
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 packed teaspoons lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 350
Cream the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly add it to the butter and sugar mixture until completely incorporated.
Place the dough in the center of a sheet of parchment or plastic wrap. Roll into a log about 1-1/2" in diameter and place in the freezer until it becomes hard enough to slice (20-30 min).
Unwrap the log and cut it into slices that are a bit wider than 1/8" but a little narrower than 1/4". Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until the edges are just golden (7-10 min). Remove from oven and let sit 1-2 minutes. Place on a wire rack to continue cooling (use a spatula to do this, the cookies will be fragile.
When the crisps are cool, dust with powdered sugar and share them with your friends.
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