1986 Winner: Butter Crisps
3/4 c Unsalted butter, at room
1 c Granulated sugar
3 Egg yolks
1 1/2 t lemon rind, Grated
1 1/2 t Lemon juice
1 1/2 t Cherry liqueur, (Kirsch)
1/8 t Salt
2 c All-purpose flour
Colored sugar crystals or
Plain pearl sugar crystals
1. Beat butter, sugar, egg yolks, lemon rind, lemon juice, cherry liqueur and salt in large mixer bowl.
Stir in the flour. Shape into ball; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough 1/8-inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Cut into desired shapes.
Place on greased baking sheet; sprinkle with sugar crystals. Bake 10 minutes (cookies should not brown). Cool on wire racks.
3. Store in airtight container 2 days to develop flavor. Cookies can be stored in airtight container at room temperature up to 6 weeks or in freezer up to 2 months.
Recipe from Debbie Vanni of Libertyville, Illinois. from the
Chicago Tribune annual Food Guide Holiday Cookie Contest December 4, 1986