1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Preheat oven to 400° F.
In a medium bowl, beat together butter and confectioners'
sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon peel, flour and salt until well
combined. Beat in as much flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour with a
wooden spoon. Do not chill dough.
Pack dough into a cookie press. Force dough through press
onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until light brown. Allow to cool
on baking sheets for 1 minute and then remove to wire rack to cool.
For the frosting:
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup white sugar
teaspoons lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
Combine the beaten egg, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and butter in the top of
a double boiler. Stir until thick. Drizzle over cookies.
YIELD: 2 Dozen