My “Pinspiration” for Lemon Fresh Sugar Cookies was a cookie recipe from Modern Honey. I changed a few ingredients to accomodate my pantry, and added frosting to my cookies. Lemon-flavored desserts make me think of clothes hanging on the line, flowers in the window, and springtime. How about you?
- 1 cup Butter cold, cut into cubes
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 5 tablespoons of Lemon Juice
- 3 cups Flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- a few drops of Yellow Food Coloring for color
- Sprinkles, or other embellishments, if desired (not pictured)
- the original recipe included Lemon Zest, but I didn’t have a lemon, so I just added a lot more Lemon Juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice.
- Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then mix until combined.
- Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes.
- Let cool, then decorate.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar for 4 minutes. My husband and son bought me an Artisan Kitchen Aid Mixer for Christmas, and this was the first time I used it. Look at it go!
Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice.
Mix well, then add flour, baking soda. baking powder, and salt.
Add yellow food color, then shape and bake. My dough was so warm, I rolled it into two tubes with Saran Wrap, and placed it in the freezer for a while before baking. If your dough is too warm, it will spread on the pan and result in an unfortunate- looking cookie.
If you roll the dough into nice, round 1 1/2 inch lemon sugar cookie balls, and bake them at 350 degrees for 9 minutes, your cookies will bake beautifully!
We made a dozen cookies the first night, then pulled out the still-frozen dough and made a dozen cookies the 2nd night. We still have enough dough left to bake 2 more dozen cookies. Thanks Modern Honey, I will be following your Pinterest boards from now on!
Now, it’s time to decorate! I used store bought cookie icing this time. It had a great taste, without the mess. It was a little expensive though (around $3 per tube). It’s definitely cheaper to make your own decorator’s icing. I did cut costs by purchasing white and red tubes, then adding different combinations of food coloring to the white cookie icing. The two tubes I purchased are plentiful though. they will definitely decorate the 4 dozen cookies in this batch.
I hope you enjoyed making Lemon Fresh Sugar Cookies along with me!
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