Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lemon Sugar Cookies

So this is the beginning of my week long cookie thon! To start it off with a recipe from Saturday, we have SUGAR COOKIES!! These are so fluffy and tasty. The lemon is hint and not over powering at all. Most people think of sugar cookies as hard and crisp, but these are so fluffy and melt in your mouth. But it still definitely makes me think of the holidays and Christmas morning. It's only August and I can't wait for the biggest baking season to begin! Stay tuned!!

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract (or 2 tsp lemon juice)
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup granulated for rolling cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or tin foil and spray lightly with Pam.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy (about 3-5


Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon extract.

Gradually blend in the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.

Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about

1 1/2 inches apart.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly golden and set.

Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks. As soon as the cookies have cooled, store them in an airtight container to keep them nice and soft. Makes around 20 cookies.

Original recipe from: (Sweetcakes Bakeshop)

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