Golden Lemon Cookie Wreaths

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, butter and sugar. Using a pastry cutter, combine mixture until it resembles fine crumbs. Gradually add eggs and rind and continue mixing until it forms a soft dough.
  3. Transfer to a clean bowl then cover with plastic wrap and let rest in chiller for 30 to 35 minutes.
  4. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out dough and roll into a log, about 6” in length. For each log, press together both ends and create cookie wreaths.
  5. Place each on a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool.
  6. Meanwhile, in a clean bowl, whisk powdered sugar, lemon juice and water to make glaze. Pour glaze over cooled cookies. Decorate with gold beads or dragees.

Makes 12-15 servings.