|Butter||1⁄4 Pound (110 Grams)|
|Granulated sugar||125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)|
|All purpose flour||500 Milliliter (2 Cups)|
|Baking powder||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Grated lemon rind||1 Teaspoon|
|Candy sprinkles||4 Tablespoon|
|Chocolate sprinkles||4 Tablespoon|
|Chopped glace cherries||60 Milliliter (1/4 Cup)|
|Icing sugar||250 Milliliter (1 Cup)|
|Lemon juice||60 Milliliter (3 To 4 Tablespoons)|
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
Cream together butter and sugar.
Fold in flour, baking powder, egg yolks, vanilla extract, lemon rind and salt to form a stiff dough.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Roll out dough to 12 inch (30 cm) square.
Cut into 26 x 1/2 inch (1 cm) blocks.
Roll each into sausage shape about 1/2 inch (1 cm) in diameter, shape into the 26 alphabet letters and flatten slightly.
Place on greased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Allow to cool on tray 2 minutes before removing to cake rack.
Stir icing sugar with lemon juice to make a thick icing.
Ice letters while still warm.
Decorate with candy sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles or glace cherries.
Allow to cool and set.