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Lemon Butter Christmas Cookies, “Madonnas” P.Buckley Moss Ornament
by Canada Goose Gallery
Lemon Butter Cookies
PREP TIME:0 HOURS 20 MINS
TOTAL TIME:2 HOURS 40 MINS
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
10 tbsp. butter softened
1 (8-oz.) block cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
10 drops yellow food coloring
3/4 c. powdered sugar
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter and cream cheese with sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, lemon zest and juice, vanilla, and food coloring. Beat in dry ingredients until just combined. Cover the bowl with plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into 2″ balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Let sit 2 minutes until sugar is absorbed, then reroll in powdered sugar (do not shake off excess). Place about 2″ apart on a prepared baking sheet and bake until cookies crackle and are set but still slightly soft in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.