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Festive Lemon Cut-Out Cookies with Lemon Glaze

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Ingredients

  • Festive Lemon Cut-Out Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp ReaLemon lemon juice from concentrate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups unsifted flour
  • Lemon Glaze:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar, unsifted
  • 1/4 cup ReaLemon (plus additional if needed for thinning)
  • Food coloring, if desired

Details

Servings 5

Preparation

Step 1

Combine all ingredients except flour; beat with mixer until well blended. Beat in flour.

Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic; chill at least 1 hour.

On well-floured surface, knead one dough portion into a smooth ball. Roll dough to 1/8-inch. Cut into shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in preheated 375 F oven 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned at edges. Cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Decorate with Lemon Glaze. Store tightly covered.

Top with edible decorations as desired. (Silver dragees!!!)

Lemon Glaze: With mixer, beat confectioners' sugar and ReaLemon. (Add additional amounts ReaLemon for a thinner consistency if desired). Divide glaze and tint with food colorings. Makes 1 1/3 cups.

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