1.05.2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Welcome!

Thank You for stopping by - today I am sharing my FAVORITE cookie recipe!!

Enjoy!

"I think my grandmother actually smelled like a cookie and that's enough to get any child's attention."
-Francis Lee Bailey




Lemon Cookies

Ingredients:

Cookies:

* 1 cup shortening
* 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
* 4 eggs
* 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp light sour cream
* 1 Tbsp lemon extract
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* Grated zest of 1 lemon (finely grated)
* 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 4 1/2 tsp baking powder

Icing:

* 1 cup confectioners' sugar
* 2-3 Tbsp warm milk
* 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cookies:

1. Beat together shortening and sugar in medium bowl until light.

2. Add eggs, sour cream, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and lemon zest; beat until well combined, scraping down sides of bowl.

3. Combine flour and baking powder; add to mixture in bowl and beat just until moistened.

4. Shape dough into small balls (I use a small scoop).

5. Arrange about 1 inch apart on parchment lined cookie sheets.

6. Bake 10 min, until lightly browned. DO NOT over-bake. Remove from pans and cool.


Icing:

1. Combine confectioners' sugar and milk in small bowl; whip lightly with spoon until smooth and slightly thick. Add the lemon juice and stir briskly until well-combined.

2. Dip tops of cookies into icing. Let set until icing is dry to the touch. Store in closed container.


"Broken cookies don't have calories"
-Author Unknown


Until Tomorrow: Go Ahead and Indulge!

5 comments:

PaperOnParade said...

What an awesome! Will be trying it soon! Thanks so much for sharing this treasure!

Sue Runyon said...

These look incredible!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Delish! Thanks for sharing!!

Bella Cosa Art said...

really want to try these, yummy

Sue Runyon said...

I've made these twice now they they ROCK!