Lemon Butter Cookies

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to all you mums out there! In honor of our wonderful mothers, we decided to post a delicious recipe that we hope you will love! They are called Lemon Butter Cookies; a Parisian cookie recipe that Andrea just adores! It is a small, light, and delicious cookie that we thought would be perfect for our moms and just so happens to go extremely well with tea!
So please, go bake these cookies for your mom!

Bon Appetite!

Brooke and Andrea


2 sticks butter

2/3 cups confectioners' sugar

2 large egg yolks

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups flour

Grated zest of 1 to 1~1/2 lemons (to taste)

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup of sugar (for coating)


1. Put butter in mixer and beat until smooth.

Add powdered sugar and beat again until smooth and silky. (Ooh! We just love the word silky!)

Beat in one of the egg yolks.

Then add salt, vanilla, and lemon zest.

Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour.

Put dough on a counter and form it into a ball.

Divide in halves and chill for 30 min. (You may need to let it chillax in fridge longer than 30 min. The colder it is, the better it works.)

2. After it's nice refreshing time in the fridge, take the dough out and form it into a 1" thick rope.

Wrap the "logs" in plastic wrap and once again chill in the fridge for 2 hrs. This also presents a wonderful opportunity for YOU to chill at the same time your dough does. (We highly recommend reading a good book, such as: The Percy Jackson Series~Rick Riordan, Little Women~Louisa May Alcott, Heist Society~Ally Carter, and Pride and Prejudice~Jane Austin )

3. Preheat the oven to 350* F and line two baking sheets with wax paper.

4. Sugar Coating:

Whisk remaining egg yolks until smooth enough to use as a glaze.

Spread sugar on a piece of wax paper.

Brush the now relaxed and cool dough "logs" with the egg yolk.

And now roll the dough logs in sugar. (C'mon. Admit it. You love this step. Everyone does.)

Carefully slice the logs into 1/4 inch, wafer-like cookies. (The colder the logs are the better this works.)

Place them on the baking sheets.

5. Bake for 12 min. DO NOT BAKE UNTIL BROWN! These cookies are just meant to be golden.

Take out of the oven and enjoy!! (We do recommend a nice cup of Sleepy Time tea with this! (Umm... Well, at least Andrea does. Brooke REALLY does NOT like tea...)

Bon Appetite!

Because I feel that in the heavens above

The angels, whispering one to another,

Can find among their burning terms of love,

None so devotional as that of "Mother".

~Edger Allen Poe


Chasaraben said...

How fun!!! I just found your blog. Not sure how I missed it. Your mom is a fink Brooke for not telling me about this cute nugget! Its cute and makes me want to go cook right now!!

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