Lemon Glazed Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks 
  • 1/2 of teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add the egg yolks, vanilla, and salt and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour, mixing until just incorporated.
  2. Divide the dough in half and shape into 1 1/4-inch-diameter logs. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 350° F. Slice the logs into 3/8-inch-thick pieces and space them 1 1/2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden, 20 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, and zest until it forms a thick but pourable glaze (add more lemon juice if necessary). Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze and let set, about 15 minutes.