Total Time
25hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 hrs

from Gourmet. A nice alternative to the usual holiday box o' chcolate and jam.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar; add the vanilla, the lemon extract, the zest, and the juice, and beat the mixture until smooth.
  2. Into the bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and the salt, and blend the dough well.
  3. On a piece of wax paper form the dough into a log 1 1/2 inches in diameter, using the paper as a guide.
  4. Freeze the log, wrapped in wax paper and foil, overnight, or up to three months.
  5. Cut the log into 1/8-inch slices with a sharp knife and bake the cookies 2 inches apart in the middle of a preheated 350°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are just golden.
  6. Transfer the cookies immediately to racks, let them cool, and sift the confectioners' sugar lightly over the lemon thins.