Lemon Slice Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. On a sheet of waxed paper, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat butter, ½ cup sugar, and powdered sugar until creamy. Beat in vanilla, lemon zest and juice until blended. Reduce speed to low and beat in flour mixture just until combined. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 6 inch long log. Wrap each log in waxed paper and refrigerate dough overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º. Keep remaining log refrigerated, cut 1 log into scant ¼ inch slices. Place slices, 1½ inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Sprinkle lightly with some of remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Cool on cookie sheet on wire rack 2 minutes. With wide spatula, transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough and sugar.

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