Lemon Cookies for Christmas

So this year I had to work the “santa shift” and the office, aka from Christmas Eve night to Christmas morning. Ugh. So in order to make the best of an irritating situation, I decided I has to bake a bunch of cookies and bring them to work. Since the Post had an article listing a bunch of somewhat uncommon Christmas cookies, I went through it and found Lemon Sables. I made a few adjustments and ta da, delicious cookies were taken to work.

Lemon Sables
1 1/2 cups flour
8 tablespoons salted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 egg
juice from 1/2 a lemon
zest from 1 lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Once thoroughly mixed, add the lemon juice, zest, vanilla and egg and combine. Finally add the flour. The dough will be fairly soft, but cohesive. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, so that it firms up a bit. Once chilled, roll the dough into a ball and slice it into rounds – when I tried this the dough was still to squishy, so I reformed them into circular-ish shapes. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

The remaining cookies ...

The remaining cookies after the 12 hour shift

These cookies were awesome and a big hit at work – my guy coworkers loved them (one said 9.9 out of 10 but I’m sure he was exaggerating). We gobbled them up quickly. You can totally taste the lemon, but its not overpowering at all and the cookie is kinda like short bread but less crumbly. All in all an excellent cookie. I think they would be perfect for a nice afternoon tea. Song of the week: Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi. It’s not Christmas-y at all, but it was a rough week for me and rocking out to this song frequently was necessary, although it hit a little too close to home at times. And it is such a great great song.

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2 responses to “Lemon Cookies for Christmas”

  1. gannonham says :

    This looks really yummy, thanks for the recipe!
    I love lemon cookies and made something similar over the holidays: http://sweetseatstreats.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/lemon-crinkle-cookies/

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