Very Lemon Butter Crisps are all they promise. Lemon cookies are often rather bland. Many are flavored with lemon juice, but a couple of tablespoons will not flavor a cookie with flour and butter. Lemon zest goes a long way to help if enough is used but by adding lemon extract you get a really full flavored cookie.
I found there is a difference between the strengths of lemon extracts. I made the cookies with Spice Island Pure Lemon Extract and Penzy’s Pure Lemon Extract. Penny’s had a deeper flavor which I prefer for these cookies.
The dough for the Very Lemon Butter Crisps dough can be used for stamped cookies, rolled into a log and sliced or rolled out for cut out cookies. They are topped with sanding sugar which can be found in kitchen supply stores, grocery stores and on the net. It won’t melt when baked as regular sugar will. These are a crisp, but sturdy cookie ideal for shipping and sharing. Continue reading