Thursday, February 3, 2011

Iced Lemon Cookies

Cookie Monsters... I live with a bunch of cookie monsters! As my family, including our now cookie loving little girl, was exclaiming "Cookies please!!!" I saw the lemon. One lone lemon in our fruit bowl. That lemon thought quickly merged an iced sugar cookie thought and there you have it! The method to my madness on this one. These cookies are soft, fragrant and full of vibrant lemon flavor. They are quick and easy, essential qualities for a cookie loving family!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Ingredients: (This recipe is double what I made)
2 sticks of softenend butter
2 eggs
2 lemon zested and squeezed (squeeze over hand to catch seeds)
1 1/2 cups of sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

For the icing:
1 stick of softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (not super sweet)
splash of milk
* If you had more lemon, you could add zest and lemon to this icing*

Mix the butter, eggs, lemon and sugar in a mixer until nicely combined. Combine dry ingredients in a seperate bowl and add slowly while mixing. Scoop out small balls and space them apart. These cookies did spread a little. Bake for apx. 8 minutes or until firm. You don't want them to brown.  Set aside to cool. Ice when served.

1 comment:

  1. At the bottom of this post is all of the info on the book club.