Lemon Sables for Winter Weather

adapted from Cooking for Mr. Latte by Amanda Hesser


2 c. unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ c. confectioner’s sugar
½ c. sugar, plus more for rolling
2 T. grated Meyer lemon zest
1 t. Kosher salt
egg yolks


1. Combine flour and baking powder together in a small bowl and stir.
2. Beat the butter in a mixer until pale and creamy. Add confectioner’s sugar and beat for one minute. Add regular sugar and beat for another minute. Add lemon zest and salt, mix until just combined.
3. Drop in egg yolks one at time. Mix each for just a few moments until combined.
4. While the mixer is on low speed add the flour mixture slowly until just combined.
5. Remove dough from mixer and shape it into a log about 1 ½inches round. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours and up to overnight.
6. To bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350F. Prepare a rimmed cookie sheet with a ridge of sugar.
7. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll it in the sugar, coating the log entirely.
8. Slice log into ¼ inch slices and place on cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.
9. Bake 13-16 minutes, or until edges turn golden.

Naptime Notes

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This cookie is one of the best ways to harness the Meyer lemon flavor, especially when you get a little tired of poundcake.

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This recipe is fast and easy to prepare during naptime. Like earlier cookies I’ve made, I assembled the dough during naptime, put it in the fridge to chill in the log shape, then sliced and baked that evening after her bedtime.

Naptime Reviews

These were a huge hit with both the husband and toddler. Both washed their cookies down with glasses of milk!

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