Step 1: You will need
- 250 g butter, kept at room temperature
- 80 g powdered sugar
- 300 g flour
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- the zest from one lemon
- 1 egg yolk
- for dusting:
- 25 g flour
- for the sprinkle topping:
- 4 tbsp sugar
- half tbsp cinnamon powder
- 1 mixer with the flat beater attachment
- 1 metal spatula
- 1 cookie cutter
- 1 rolling pin
- 1 baking tray
- parchment paper
- cling film
- 1 spoon
Step 2: Preheat the oven
Set the temperature of the oven to 160ºC.
Step 3: Mix butter and powdered sugar
To the mixer bowl, add the butter and powdered sugar and blend on a low speed, until combined.
Step 4: Add the egg yolk, lemon zest and vanilla
Mix in the egg yolk, lemon zest, and vanilla essence and blend for a further minute.
Step 5: Add the remaining ingredients
Add the flour and salt, mix briefly and turn off the blender.
Step 6: Chill
Cover the bowl with some cling film and place it in the fridge to chill.
Step 7: Shape the cookies
Make sure the dough is well chilled before beginning. Flour your work surface and sprinkle a little over the dough. Roll it out to a thickness of about 1 1/2cm and cut out the cookies. When you finish, place the cookies on the baking tray.
Step 8: Bake
Put the tray of cookies in the oven and bake for 20 minutes to bake. When they turn a light-brown sandy colour, remove them from the oven.
Step 9: Make the topping
Mix the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle it over the hot cookies.
Step 10: Serve
Place the cookies on a plate and serve.