Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Cookie Week: Lemon Chocolate Drizzles

I love this recipe for not only being simple, but also looking pretty.  The cookies themselves only take six ingredients and then there are two more for the drizzle.  That's not too difficult.  I always think the star shape looks festive, but really you could do whatever takes your fancy.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp finely grated lemon peel
2 eggs

chocolate drizzle:

3 squares semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter or margarine

1.  Measure all ingredients (except the chocolate drizzle) into a large bowl and beat until blended

2.  Shape dough into a ball, wrap with plastic, refrigerate for 3 hours or freeze for 40 minutes

3.  Preheat oven to 350F

4.  On a lightly floured surface roll half the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch (keep remaining dough refrigerated)

5.  Use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut out the dough

6.  Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet

7.  Bake 6 - 8 minutes until lightly browned and allow cookies to cook on a rack

8.  To prepare drizzle, melt chocolate and margarine in microwave for 3 minutes at 50% power and then stir

9.  Spoon chocolate into a bag and snip the corner 

10.  Arrange cookies on a sheet of waxed paper and drizzle with chocolate 

11.  Allow to cool for 30 minutes and then store in a covered container or freeze

Today is Day 3 of Christmas Cookie Week here and at Echoes of Laughter.  For other yummy cookie recipes you should check out Angie's blog here and see what I made for Day 1 and Day 2.  Have you started your Christmas baking yet?  

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  1. Those look delicious! The star shape makes them so pretty to look at! I don't have a lemon cookie in my rotation, so I think I need to make this! Angie xo

  2. Yummy! I love anything lemon! I'm loving the cookie week!

  3. All the cookies recipes you have posted sound yummy. Did I miss the printer friendly button, with my finicky printer that is the only kind of recipe I can print.
    Would love to try these.


  4. YUM! Wow these look great! I'm off to check out your Christmas plates! XO, Aimee