Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Cookies - Day 5

Citrus Kissed Honey Buttons
Citrus-Kissed Honey Buttons
1¾ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 Tablespoon finely grated orange zest
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1. Whisk flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in a small bowl.

2. With a mixer on medium, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add egg, honey, lemon and orange zests and lemon extract. Beat until well blended. Gradually add the flour mixture, beating on low speed just until combined. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes or overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

4. Roll the dough into 36 balls, about 2 teaspoons. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

5. Bake until puffed and beginning to crack, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack.

Yields 3 dozen cookies.

Source: Eating Well Magazine, December 2010

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