April 13, 2011



1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 cup (135 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest  OR lemon flavour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups (295 grams) all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

In the bowl of your electric mixer beat the butter and sugar  the egg, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.  

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat just until incorporated.

Divide the dough in half and shape each half
Wrap each log in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm (at least two hours or overnight).

Once the log is firm, with a sharp knife, slice cookies about 5 cm  thick. 
 Can also place the logs in the freezer for up to two months.
 You can then make cookies on demand by removing log from freezer and slicing off as many cookies as   you  like. Return the log to the freezer.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Place oven rack in the center of the oven Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.  

enjoy!!! Sakura Chan