12.05.2010

Salivation Sunday!

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand”
-Author Unknown


Hello! With the holidays upon us my thoughts ALWAYS turn to cookies. I love to make cookies and give them as gifts - people always appreciate food! The picture below shows three of the 15 types of cookies that I make (cherry, lemon, chocolate). Today I would like to share the recipe for the lemon cookies. Enjoy! (P.S. Tomorrow: Chocolate)

“The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.”
-Bill Vaughn




Ingredients:

Cookies:

* 1 cup butter
* 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
* 4 eggs
* 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp sour cream
* 2 1/2 tsp lemon extract
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* Zest of 1 lemon, grated
* 4 1/2 cups flour
* 4 1/2 tsp baking powder

Icing:

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

Directions:

Cookies:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Beat together butter & sugar in medium bowl until light & fluffy
3.) Add eggs, sour cream, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.
4.) beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl.
5.) Combine flour & baking powder; add to mixture in bowl.
6.) Beat just until moistened.
7.) Shape dough into small balls, using about 1 Tbsp for each.
8.) Arrange dough balls 1" apart on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.
9.) Bake 10 min, until lightly browned.
10.) Do not over-bake - they will become too hard and dry.
11.) Remove from cookie sheets and cool.

Icing:

1.) Combine confectioners sugar & milk in small bowl.
2.) Whip lightly with spoon until smooth and slightly thick.
3.) Add lemon juice & stir briskly until well-combined.
4.) Dip tops of cookies into icing.
5.) Let set until icing is dry to the touch.
6.) Store in well sealed container.

Thought of the Day:

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”
-Robert Fulghum


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

4 comments:

laura evans/photography said...

i love all things lemon ... can't wait to try the recipe. thanks for sharing chica. hope you're having a wonderful weekend. xx

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Nicole....this sounds like a great recipe for me to try with my DIL, her mom, her best friend and her cousin! We do a huge bake day for Christmas.

I really enjoy your blog..especially your thoughts of the day. You do a wonderful job with your blog!

Originals by Lauren said...

OMG, I have wanted this recipe forever
I made 10 types of cookies for the holidays, I guess now it will be 11,Thanks

Mattos said...

These look so good, lemon is one of my favorites. Thanks