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Sliced cookies of any variety are super easy to make. Because the dough for sliced cookies is easiest to work with while frozen, these cookies are a great choice when you want to make dough at your leisure, pop it in the freezer, and bake just before serving with no mess or fuss. A few sprinkles on these cookies lend a festive flair for the holidays, while the zesty lemon flavor offers a perfect balance to all of that holiday chocolate!
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup diced candied lemon peel
Step 1) Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and lemon extract; mix well.
Step 2) Stir in flour, baking powder, and cream of tartar. Dough will be stiff.
Step 3) Refrigerate dough in a covered container for at least two hours or overnight.
Step 4) Working with half of the dough at a time, roll dough into a long, thin rectangle on a floured counter top. Sprinkle each rectangle with half of the candied lemon peel.
Step 5) Roll the rectangles into long, thin logs. Roll each log in multicolored sprinkles. Wrap each log in parchment paper and freeze for at least two hours.
Step 6) Slice frozen dough logs into 1/4 inch slices. Place dough slices on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies in a preheated 375 degree oven for approximately 8 minutes, or until bottoms of cookies just begin to brown. Cool Zesty Lemon Slice Cookies on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.