Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lemon-Glazed Sugar Cookies

I never liked nor appreciated anything with lemon until recently. Now I like the flavor and love these cookies! So I guess taste buds do change over time :-)

-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-2/3 cup white sugar
-3/4 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
-1 Tbls water
-2 tsp lemon extract

-1 cup powdered sugar
-1 1/2 Tbls FRESH lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in medium mixing bowl. Add butter, egg, water and extract. Beat on medium speed of electric hand mixer 35-40 seconds or till a soft dough forms.

2. Using medium scoop, scoop out 16 level scoops of dough onto cookie sheet, spacing 1" apart. Bake 15-17 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. Remove from oven; cool cookies 10 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to rack to cool completely.

3. For icing: combine powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest in small mixing bowl. Mix well, drizzle icing over cooled cookies.

This is a recipe that I received with one of my cooking tools from the Pampered Chef. I think it was with the medium scoop. The cool thing about ordering a product through them is that you always get a recipe that uses the product you ordered! How cool is that? No, I'm not just saying this because I happen to sell Pampered Chef too. LOL! I just really like that fact and this recipe is so amazing! Please don't leave out the lemon Zest. It makes this cookie SO very refreshing! I told my husband today that I can't believe I never zested lemons until recently (in my defense, I didn't have the proper tools, now I do)! Now I freeze the zest in ziploc bags and I always have some zest to throw into something! Just try it and you won't ever look at another lemon the same.... :-)

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