Lemon Cut Out Cookies
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 (3 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/4 cups un-sifted flour
Combine all ingredients except flour; beat with mixer until well blended. Beat
in flour. Divide dough in half; wrap in plastic; chill at least 1 hour.
On well-floured surface, knead one dough portion into a smooth ball. Roll to
1/8". Cut into shapes. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned at
edges. Cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Decorate with Lemon Glaze (recipe
follows). Top with edible decorations as desired. Store tightly covered.
With mixer beat 4 cups un-sifted confectioner's sugar and 1/4 cup lemon juice.
Add additional lemon juice for thinner, if desired. Divide glaze and tint with