Tasty Thursdays: Lemon Sugar Cookies

Thursday, December 22, 2011

As the holidays comes closer, cookies are a great treat & make delightful favors for those guests at holiday parties. A great twist to typical sugar cookie is to add a dash of lemon, which the following recipe from Delish shows you how to make. The recipe yields 6 dozen cookies. Yum!

Ingredients:
4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup(s) (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup(s) sugar
1 large egg
2 1/2 teaspoon(s) lemon extract
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
Decorative icing and candies

Directions:
1. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg, lemon and vanilla extracts, and salt. With a mixer on low speed, beat in flour in 2 additions until blended. Divide dough into thirds; shape each into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm enough to roll, about 2 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll 1 piece of dough at a time, on a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters; re-roll scraps. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Cool on wire racks. Decorate as desired.

What are your favorite holiday snacks?

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14 comments :

LC said...

These look delicious! I'm known for making chocolate covered pretzel sticks!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Oh yum! My fave thing of the season!

Sherin said...

Oh wow! Those look delicious. I need to learn how to bake.

Elle Sees said...

i love sugar cookies decorated with sprinkles during xmas!

Tiffany said...

These cookies are so pretty!! I love decorated sugar cookies at Christmas time! =)

Grace said...

Ahh, I love lemon cookies! I might have to make these over break.

Josie said...

Yummmm! I adore lemon cookies; these sound amazing.
xo Josie
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Unknown said...

Lovely cookies!!! They would make great holiday gifts :)

xx Julie xx
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Punctuation Mark said...

these looks so cute... i don't think i can make them look like that... ha!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i love how they are decorated...so cute!

Olivia said...

Oh this looks scrumptious! I have to try this.

--Olivia :)

Sofie said...

they look adorable!! ♥

anurbanexplorer said...

omg, these cookies are so cute! i'd definitely try baking them if i wasn't so terrible at baking. Loving your blog dear, and following it. Would be a definite pleasure if you could follow mine as well <33

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Meta Musings said...

Looks so yummy!!

Happy holidays!

xx
Chantal

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