Monday, March 28, 2011
Lemon Sugar Cookies
1 stick unsalted butter,softened
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. milk
grated zest & juice of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
In the bowl of your mixer,cream together the butter & sugar.Add the egg.Add the milk,lemon juice,lemon zest,and vanilla.Mix well.
In a separate bowl,mix together the flour,baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture,and blend just until combined.Remove from the bowl,form into a round disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 5 days.
When ready to bake,remove from the refrigerator and roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.Dough should be about 1/4 inch thick.Cut out with desired shape of cookie cutters.Bake on baking sheets lined with parchment at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.Remove and let cool.Decorate as desired.
Powdered Sugar Icing:
2 c. confectioner's sugar
1-2 tbsp. milk(add slowly,you may add more if needed)
Mix together and spread carefully onto your cookies.Decorate with sprinkles,chocolate chips,and candies if desired.Have fun!!