Sunday, December 4, 2011

Frosted Lemon Cookies (from a Cookie Swap Champ)

This time of year brings many excuses to indulge in the finer flavors in life, namely: sweets.  I received an invitation to a Christmas Cookie Swap, and ended up being crowned Champ for these delicate, tart tasties.  Sometimes, a simpler cookie is best, and these, well....take the cake.


Frosted Lemon Cookies
yield: 5 dozen
recipe adapted from here

  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 T freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  •  2 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  • Combine all cookie ingredients in a large bowl.  Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. (Doesn't get much easier than that, folks!)

  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.  *Note* The cookies are meant to be slightly larger than drop size.  A scoop is great to use to keep portions equal, but make sure it's the appropriate size - my first batch of cookies were way too big!

  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.

  • Meanwhile, combine all glaze ingredients in small bowl; stir until smooth.  Frost warm cookies with glaze.  Sprinkle with decorations if desired.  
  • ....and, especially if you're participating in a cookie swap - package the cookies up all nice and pretty


Competition was tight at our Swap Soiree...

...but, Lemon lovelies took the prize!

No comments:

Post a Comment