This makes a more traditional, pie-like dough.

2 cups plus 3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. grated orange or lemon zest
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup butter at room temperature, cut into 12 pieces
2 Tbsp. cold water
2 large egg yolks

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Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, zest, and salt 
in a food processor and process for 20 seconds.  ( Or
whisk them together by hand in a large mixing bowl.)
Distribute the butter evenly over the flour and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 15 to 20 
seconds.  ( Or rub the butter into the flour with your 
fingertips, or cut it in with a pastry blender.)  In a small cup, whisk together the cold water and egg yolks.  With the processor running, pour the egg mixture in a steady stream through the feed tube and process just until the dough comes together, 20 to 30 seconds.  (Or sprinkle the egg mixture over the flour mixture while tossing with a fork.)  Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface, and knead it several times to bring it together.  Shape the dough into two thick disks, wrap each one in plastic wrap, and refrigerate them for 1  hour.  Roll and shape cookies as in previous recipe.  Bake at 375* for 20 minutes, until crisp, firm to the touch, and golden around the edges. 

Makes about 3 dozen.


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