1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, granulated sugar and lemon zest until creamy - about 1-2 minutes. Beat in lemon juice, vanilla and eggs until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in dry ingredients until just combined - about 1-2 minutes. Chill dough in refrigerator or freezer until firm - about 30 minutes.
Roll teaspoons of dough into balls, place on cookie sheets, and bake 10 minutes or until light golden on the bottoms. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely. When cool, dip cookies into confectioners' sugar.
Makes 4 dozen tiny cookies