Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lemon Cookies

When I went digging back through my dog-eared pile of paper recipes to find the Apricot Spice Cake, I dug out quite a few more that I'd completely forgotten about thanks to the internet. They need to be on this blog or I'll never remember to make them again. So brace yourselves.

For starters, these sweet, cake-like, sunny little guys are my favorite thing on the tray of Christmas cookies my (our!) mom's best friend brings over every year. Last year I finally wrote down the recipe:

1/2 c butter, softened
1 c sour cream
1.5 c sugar
2 eggs
.5 tsp baking soda
.5 tsp baking powder
.5 tsp salt
2 3/4 c flour
1 tsp vanilla (or 1/2 of vanilla and 1/2 of lemon extract)

Cream the sugar & butter. Mix in sour cream, then eggs & extract. Sift together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add to the wet.

Chill for one hour, then drop by tablespoons onto parchment paper, and bake for 8 minutes at 400.

3 TB melted butter
3 TB milk
2 tsp lemon extract
Yellow food coloring
3 c powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients but the sugar, then add it gradually. Frost while warm.

(PS - if you can't has teh gluten, perhaps these little guys will suit your fancy?)

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