Lemon Deluxe Sugar Cookies
How gorgeously well created is this Lemon Deluxe Sugar Cookies recipe! These cookies are an absolute comfort food for lemon fans. When it comes to lemon dessert recipes, there is no compromise about the tang flavor. These cookies have that perfect tartness from lemon without being overdone. You can make these bite-sized beauties for tea time or brunch, potluck, etc. For achieving authentic flavor while making lemon dessert recipes, always use the real lemon juice instead of lemon extract. Lemon is such a versatile fruit to incorporate into dessert recipes that add a significant amount of lemon nutrition in them. Lemon health benefits come from its antibacterial properties and contain essential nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C and fiber. Lemon nutrition goes a long way including the maintenance of a healthy digestive system and better immunity. If you are a lover of fresh lemon flavor, then this recipe for lemon cookies will be a perfect little treat for you!
Makes about 30 cookies
This is a printable recipe.
1 cup butter , at room temperature
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, plus more if needed
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
2-4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more if needed
1 -2 drop of yellow liquid food coloring
Line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lightly grease with butter.
In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, and lemon extract.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet to form the cookie batter.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill the dough for for 2 to 3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
Divide the dough in half, and roll each half of dough 3/16 inch thick on a lightly floured or cloth-covered board.
Cut into desired shapes and place on the lightly greased baking sheet. Re-roll and cut the cookies until you have used up all the dough.
Place cookies into the preheated oven and bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown on the edges.
Remove and place the sheet onto a cooling rack.
After 5 minutes, transfer the cookies directly onto the cooling rack.
Let cool completely before frosting.
Repeat in batches.
The Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Measure the confectioners' sugar and lemon zest into a large mixing bowl and use and electric mixer on low to completely incorporate.
Beat in the butter, until very well blended and smooth.
Add the lemon juice, one tablespoon at a time and a few drops of yellow food coloring. Beat until creamy smooth.
If necessary, add a bit more confectioners' sugar to stiffen the frosting or a bit more lemon juice to thin it so that is of spreading consistency.
Spread the frosting onto the cookies, apply the candy sprinkles.
Let stand for about one hour until the frosting completely sets.
Store in a single layer or layered with wax paper in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 2 days.
Refrigerate for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 2 months.
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Nutrition Facts for: Lemon Deluxe Sugar Cookies From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, lemon extract, all purpose flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 30 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 171, Calories from Fat 72, Total Fat 8.0g 12%, Saturated Fat 5.0g 25%, Cholesterol 26mg 9%, Sodium 98mg 4%, Potassium 35mg 1%, Carbohydrates 24.0g 8%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 15.8g, Protein 1.4g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 1%, Iron 3%
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