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Classic Butter Cookies recipe

Lemon-scented, sugar-topped butter cookies.

Recipe: Classic Butter Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon zest, minced
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cupsugar, vanilla, and lemon zest with an electric mixer. Mix inflour and blend until all ingredients are combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half and roll into twoequal logs about 6-inches in length. Cover in plastic wrap andrefrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Unwrap dough and slice into 1/4-inch thickrounds. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, sprinkle with 2 tablespoonsgranulated sugar.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not allowcookies to brown.

    Makes 36 cookies.

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