Top Review by MA HIKER
these cookies have a lovely delicate flavor - the glaze is definitely needed to bring it out. I used 3 TBL of the limoncello as one reviewer suggested. I also rolled the cookies into a log as suggested and chilled overnight. But then I sliced the cookies fromt the log - pretty thin, about a 1/4 inch. Baked on greased cookie sheets for about 13 minutes only! They turned out perfect - any longer they got too brown. And I had to triple the icing recipe which I drizzle quickly across the tops in sort of a zig zag design.
- 177.48 ml unsalted butter, room temperature
- 177.44 ml confectioners' sugar
- 354.88 ml all-purpose flour
- 29.58 ml lemon zest
- 29.58 ml limoncello (Italian liqueur)
- 1.23 ml salt
- 14.79 ml granulated sugar
- 59.14 ml confectioners' sugar
- 9.85 ml limoncello
Directions See How It's Made
- For the cookies:
- Cream butter and confectioner’s sugar with hand mixer. Stir in flour, lemon zest, limoncello, and salt until dough forms.
- Roll into log, about 1 1/2 inches wide and 10 inches long. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for a few hours or overnight.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line cookie sheet with greased parchment paper. Take golf-ball-size piece of dough and roll between palms to form a lemon shape. Flatten until dough is 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cookies just begin to brown on bottom. The dough will not expand on cookie sheet.
- Remove from oven and cool completely.
- For the glaze: Mix sugar and limoncello together in small bowl.
- When cookies have cooled completely, drizzle glaze over top or spread on lightly with knife.