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Lemon Thyme Icebox Cookies

I found this recipe at my grandmother's house, and I made it as soon as I got home. It's a very unique cookie that's almost savory because of the thyme, which pairs well with the lemon. It's a lovely melt-in-your-mouth butter cookie. —Catherine Adams, Westwego, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Cream butter, sugar, thyme and lemon zest until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg yolk. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Roughly shape dough into a 12-in. roll along the edge of a 12x12-in. sheet of waxed paper. Tightly roll waxed paper over dough, using paper to mold the dough into a smooth roll. Place the wrapped roll in an airtight container; refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/2-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until edges begin to brown, 12-15 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to finish cooling.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 65 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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