Lemony Greek Easter Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 cup Gold ’N Natural Turbinado Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- In bowl of an electric mix combine butter and sugar. Beat until well combined. Add in eggs and vanilla extract, mix well. Stir in lemon zest and lemon juice.
- In a separate bowl whisk together salt, baking powder and flour. Slowly mix this in with lemon mixture. It will come together in a dough. If sticky, you can add a little more flour.
- To form cookies, shape balls of dough into about 1 inch balls. Roll into a rope about 6 inches long. Lay rope on counter in front of you and shape into a “U”. Fold ends over twice, to get the twisted look. Place on a baking sheet. Brush with milk, and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
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Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Erin Sellin @Dinners, Dishes & Desserts.
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