Glazed Lemon Cookies
From the Kitchen of Kristin Sumption
3/4 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar (although I think I would have been happier with 1/2 cup)
2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I used 3/4 teaspoon, I also have a love for vanilla :))
1/4 teaspoon salt (leave this out if you use salted butter)
2 cups flour
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (I went crazy here and used two lemons worth of zest, I think it was about 2-3 teaspoons)
Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg yolks, vanilla and salt, beat until combined. Slowly add the flour and mix until just incorporated.
Divide the dough in half and shape into 1 1/4 inch diameter logs. Wrap in wax paper and pop them in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes
Heat oven to 350 degrees, slice the logs less then 1/2inch thick and bake on parchment paper lined cookie sheets for 13-16 minutes. Let cool completely.
In a small bowl whisk together the glaze ingredients until it forms a thick yet pourable glaze. Dip the top of each cooled cookie and let set, about 15 minutes.