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I improvised this recipe to resemble a favorite cookie I have enjoyed at the Zinc Cafe in Laguna Beach.  I make my cookies large, as they do.  If you prefer them smaller, drop a teaspoonful of dough for each (4 cookies by 5 cookies).   They seem to be especially delicious on a rainy day. 

1 cup soft butter (2 sticks)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbl. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
          In a mixing bowl at medium speed, beat butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. 

2 cups flour
          Add and beat until well mixed.

1 cup chopped pecans or walnut
          Stir in by hand.

Place heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (3 cookies by 4 cookies). 

350 degrees; 15 to 20 minutes, or until light brown.  Cool on a wire rack, then frost.

1 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbl. lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
          Mix by hand. 


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