This recipe is often one I think of at Christmas time. Granny had jars of cookies loaded for family (and grandkids) upon our arrival at Christmas – it was such a warm welcoming feeling about her and her home. This recipe comes from a dear friend of hers, Emma.
I love that these cookies are very simple, yet also refreshing and light. They can also be a nice respite between heavy desserts. If they are pressed thin enough, they are like sand dollars that melt in your mouth.
- 1 c. butter (2 sticks), softened
- 1 c. sugar
- 2¼ c. flour
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ t. baking powder
- ¼ t. lemon extract
- ½ t. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together all ingredients. Then form into balls. Flatten balls with fingers to ⅛ inch thick, or use a rolling pin, if needed.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let cook for 2 minutes before gently transferring to a wire rack.