- For the cookies
- 7 ounces soft butter
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 egg yolk
- 4 tablespoons Cognac
- 10 ounces Dark Pastry flour
Beat the butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla sugar until creamy. Stir in the egg yolks, cognac, nutmeg, and flour. Mix into a smooth dough. Roll between 2 layers of plastic wrap and roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Chill for 2 hours.
Cut out with Halloween cookie cutters and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool briefly on a pan. Remove from the sheet and let cool on a wire rack.
Mix the powdered sugar with the lemon juice to form a glaze. Color the glaze with the food coloring, only 1-2 drops. Decorate the cookies and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Place on lollipop sticks as desired.