Tuesday, January 8, 2013

When Life Hands You Lemons

...make lemon sugar cookies!
This weekend we had guests for supper.  The entree was my sister's luscious lasagna (there's another recipe I should share!), delectable but decidedly rich.  Enter the light, simple finish to the meal--lemon sugar cookies.  They're fast, easy to make, and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

 Lemon Sugar Cookies
(adapted from Taste of Home

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Additional sugar and lemon peel
  • In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and extracts. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. 
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Be Blessed,


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