Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lemon Cookies

Shara told us about these lemon cookies, but hasn't posted them yet, so I thought I would. I really liked them! There is the lemony taste that just makes it taste so fresh!

For Cookies
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp butter at room temperature
1 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest {about 1 lemon}
2 x large egg yolks
1 x whole large egg
1 1/4 cups sour cream
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

For Icing
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice {or more depending on desired consistency & tartness}
3 tbsp butter {if you want it to be thinner, then melt the butter}

To Assemble
For cookies, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy and stir in lemon zest. Beat in egg yolks and whole egg until fully incorporated. Stir in sour cream until smooth. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to wet ingredients and stir just until blended. Chill batter for 30 minutes, just to set butter a little.
Preheat oven to 325 °F. Spoon tablespoons of batter onto a greased cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, just until the bottoms of the cookies turn golden brown. Allow to cool before icing.

For frosting consistency: beat powdered sugar & room temp butter until mixed, then add lemon juice until you reach desired consistency. Then frost the cookies with a knife. For icing consistency: stir powdered sugar into lemon juice until smooth. Stir in melted butter (this will thicken the icing a bit). Let cookies set 1 hour before removing, and store in an airtight container, with layers of parchment between the cookies to prevent sticking.


Marsha said...

Those sound so good! And homemade bread? You're putting me to shame!

No Buckaroos said...

mmmm - they sound good - (the kids look good too!)

Aaron.Shara.Abby said...

These are good!