VANILLA- LEMON COOKIES
This recipe is to make from 30-36pieces ( 3 x 3in).
1 3/4 bars of butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp (or more) vanilla extract
2 tsp or lemon zest ( about 2 lemons)
Pre-heat the oven at 350 F, and have 2-3 baking sheets ready. ( I normally do not lined the baking sheets, but you can lined them with parchment paper)
1) Sift flour with baking powder and salt, set aside.
2) In a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter at a low speed for 2 minutes and slowly add the sugar increasing the speed at medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
3) Add the egg and beat until incorporated into the mixture.
4) Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
5) Put the vanilla and mix some more, then add the lemon zest and mix for a little bit more.
6) Lower the mixer speed and slowly add the flour until all the flour is incorporated and the dough begins to take off from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball.
7) Refrigerate the dough for 20 or 30 minutes.
8) Roll out the dough on a previously floured surface with a roller to an even 1/4 in thickness.
I love every piece of this set!! It is hard for me to work with cookie cutters like this, I really love the cookies how they look without any icing, but I put my self to the challenge.
The dress with the little flowers is inspired in my friend Claudia's dress...she is GERMAN!!
I like to use edible markers to add details like these little flowers.
When I was a little girl my mom made me a shepherd satin dress, very similar to the dress at the top left side of the picture for a Christmas play and I loved to wear it and dance on it!!
What can I tell you about this glass of beer...the foam...ummm so refreezing!! and off course the beer has to be in first row, if not it wouldn't be a Oktoberfest Theme.
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But I think my favorite is this lovely lederhosen!! Happy Oktoberfest!!