lemon rosemary cookies
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¾ cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 eggs, at room temperature
¼ teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup coarse ground cornmeal (polenta)
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped , plus a few sprigs for garnish
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
¼ cup pine nuts, plus extra for garnish
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
In separate bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, rosemary, baking powder and salt.
Add dry mixture to butter mixture on low speed in 2 parts, just until dough comes together. Stir in pine nuts. Cover the and refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until dough is firm and scoopable.
Heat the oven to 325°F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Scoop dough into tablespoon-sized balls (I like to use a cookie scoop) and arrange on cookie sheets.
Bake 12 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed and slightly golden on edges. Cool cookies on baking sheet 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
To make glaze, stir together powdered sugar, cream and lemon juice until smooth. Spread some glaze on each cookie; top with a few rosemary sprigs and a pine nut.