Thursday, May 8, 2014

Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies...

The other day, I couldn't get the thought of a soft sugar cookie out of my mind.
But, not just any soft sugar cookie would do.
The cookie that I had in my mind was a delicious soft lemon sugar cookie.

 I adapted a recipe for soft sugar cookies found here.
Here's what I did.

Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies~
Preheat oven to 450 (yes, 450!)

Cream together:
1 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
zest of one lemon

Add dry ingredients that have been whisked or sifted together:
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

Chill dough in refrigerator.
Roll chilled dough out on floured surface to no less than 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut out with desired cookie cutter.
Place on lightly greased or "silpat" covered cookie sheet.
Bake in hot oven for 8-10 minutes until bottom of cookie is golden brown.
Cool cookies.

For Lemon Glaze:
In small bowl combine well with a whisk:
juice of two lemons
zest of one lemon
powdered sugar 
(add enough powdered sugar until glaze has about the same consistency as shampoo)
Spoon glaze onto cookies that are on wire racks placed on top of wax paper to catch drips.
Let glaze set before storing cookies in airtight container.

Enjoy with your cup of hot coffee, favorite tea or a glass of cold milk!

It's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!

vintage inspiration button              1aaadoveladygfairy006    

TidyMomShabby Art Boutique


  1. Sounds and looks amazing! And I love your sweet mug :) Have a wonderful day!

  2. I hope you try this recipe! My mug is by the designer Cath Kidston. My hubs brought it home to me from her store in London Heathrow Airport because he knows I love her stuff. You can order it through Amazon as well.

  3. I lost three pounds this past week. And now, again, you are tempting me with these cookies.


    1. I think I just gained three pounds at our church leaders' retreat. A husband and wife from our church that are chefs are doing all the cooking and it's fabulous!

  4. Elizabeth,
    Those cookies look delish :) Lovely new cover photo of you for your blog ...reminds me I need to change mine out as it is over 2 years old...yikes!


    1. Thanks, Dolly! I was taking Easter photos of my grandkids and asked my oldest granddaughter to take my photo in my Easter dress and it turned out good enough to use on my blog!

  5. Replies
    1. emjay, thanks for popping in and taking time to leave a comment! If you try the cookies let me know how you like them.

  6. My mother makes a wonderful lemony sugar cookie. I don't think this is her recipe because I don't remember the sour cream in there. I need to ask her. If it isn't, I need to try these. This kind of a taste is a favorite of my husband. (Imagine that... a person who prefers this taste to chocolate.)

    1. These cookies turned out so pillowy soft and yummy! I'm curious now what recipe your mother uses.

  7. Mmmm, I bet these are so delicious! I love the taste and smell of lemon :)

  8. Thanks, Tricia! I sure miss your blog posts and wonderful photography. You're my photography ideal!


The best thing about blogging is hearing from you!
I'd love for you to leave a comment! Click subscribe by email if you want me to be able to reply to you.