glazey crazy 8 cookies

dunkers, that’s what these are. excellent dunkers. what’s a dunker, you may be asking? well, it’s a cookie that’s crunchy and solid and is best served alongside a good strong cup of espresso or a nice warm cup of tea — and then you dunk it! the combination of the cinnamon and a small bit of lemon zest makes this a tasty cookie. and the glaze adds a nice polished look to the cookie, making it an excellent part of your after-dinner buffet table.

pre-glaze and pre-baking

post-glaze and post-baking

glazey crazy 8 cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 stick (4 tbsp) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup baker’s sugar
1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1 egg
1 egg white

for glaze
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 egg white

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees. line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. beat the butter and eggs until pale, light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
3. add the lemon zest and mix until incorporated
4. add whole egg and beat well.
5. add egg white and beat well.
6. add flour, baking powder and cinnamon. beat just until fully incorporated.
7. let dough sit for about 10 minutes to rest.
8. take enough dough (about 1 tablespoon worth) and roll into a 4″ rope about the width of a fat pencil (see picture above). twist the rope into a figure 8. place on parchment lined baking sheet.
9. bake cookies for 20 minutes – they will be lightly browned.
10. while the cookies are baking, make your glaze: whisk together egg white and confectioner’s sugar until creamy and smooth.
11. remove cookies from oven, lightly brush each cookie with the glaze mixture and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes of baking time.
12. remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
yield: approximately 40 cookies

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