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Queen Esther Cookies (D)
Source: "A Cozinha Judaica II (Jewish Kitchen)" by Shalom Editors
Yield: Unknown

250g (1/2 lb.) butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2-1/2 cups flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Grated peel of 1/2 lemon

Beat butter with sugar until creamed and add egg. Sift dry ingredients and add them slowly to the cream. Add vanilla, lemon juice and peel.

Open the dough and cut with Purim figures (Queen Esther, Haman hats, rattles, etc). Put in cookie sheet and put in the refrigerator overnight.

Bake in moderate oven for 10 minutes, until golden. Let it cool and pour a sugar icing over the cookies and decorate with colored candies.

Posted by Liliana Wajnberg

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A