Valentine Sugar Cookies - Citrus Flavored
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- 4 c
- 1 tsp
- baking powder
- 3/4 tsp
- 2 1/2 stick
- butter. cut in pieces
- 3/4 c
- 1 large
- egg plus one egg white
- 2 tsp
- lemon zest or lime, orange zest
1In a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add sugar, eggs, and lemon zest and process until mixture resembles wet sand.
2Turn mixture out onto a lightly floured surface; knead several times until dough comes together. Divide into 3 portions; flatten each into a disk. Roll each disk to an 1/8-inch thickness between sheets of parchment. Stack dough (still in parchment) on a baking sheet; refrigerate 20 minutes.
3Preheat oven to 375 degrees, with racks in middle and lower thirds. Working with 1 dough sheet at a time, peel off parchment (save for baking). With lightly floured cutters, cut dough into desired shapes and arrange, 1 inch apart, on two parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets (reroll scraps, if desired).
4Bake until cookies are set but still pale, 7 to 9 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks and let cool completely. Using a pastry bag and tip, frost cookies with icing; decorate with sugar!