Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lemon Cookies


My daughter is the BEST baker. Honestly, she could open up a bakery. She doesn't bake very often, though, but when she does....it's always a winner.


We went to visit a few weeks ago, and she made these awesome lemon cookies. She found the recipe at Fancy Road House.They were so soft and delicious with a mild lemon flavor....and the frosting was so sweet and creamy.
I'm not sure who ate more..Brent or ME!


Lemon Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 lemon juice
3 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt.

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs,vanilla,lemon juice and zest. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the wet mixture. Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Roll out dough to 1/2 in. thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and chill 10 minutes.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool completely.

Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar
2-3 tsp. lemon juice

Beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and lemon juice. Add  the powdered sugar. Stir well and spread on cookies.

4 comments:

Tracey N. said...

These look heavenly! Must try them this weekend. Thank you!

June K said...


Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It looks and sounds so yummy. Can't wait to try it (I'm not the world's greatest baker so I am always looking for good recipes)

Penny Hanuszak said...

These looks delicate and lovely. I like cookies that are iced, they just seem so satisfying. Thanks for the recipe will try these.

Sunshine said...

Mmmmmm...I love lemon. I must try these!

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