Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LEMON FROSTED SUGAR COOKIES

Nothing says warm weather like fresh lemon! I just LOVE lemon desserts because you can eat and eat and never feel heavy-full after. (I know you know what I mean.) Lemon is just so refreshing and light! I whipped up these Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies for a potluck dinner and they were a smashing hit! They were super easy and quick to make--- so skip that bagged mix and give these a try!


Lemon Frosted Sugar Cookies

by Lindsey

Ingredients (24 cookies)
    Cookie Ingredients
    • 1/2 c unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 1 c Splenda
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 c flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    Frosting Ingredients
    • 1/4 c unsalted butter, at room temperature
    • 2 c powdered sugar
    • 2 tbs skim milk
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • Juice from 1/2 lemon
    • Zest from 1 lemon
    • Sprinkles (optional)
    Instructions
    Preheat the oven to 400*.
    In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
    Blend in the egg and vanilla.
    In another bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together.
    Blend the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
    Roll the dough on a floured surface, about 1/3 of an inch thick.
    Cut with your favorite cookie cutter and place on a baking stone.
    Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
    Cool on the baking stone for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
    For the frosting, cream the butter.
    Add the remaining ingredients and combine until smooth.
    Liberally frost each cooled cookie and decorate as desired.

    5 comments:

    1. I love everything lemon friend! Thank you for sharing these! They look amazing!!!! And I hope you are feeling well and that your family is doing ok....I know it has been hard....you all are in my thoughts.....Nicole xo

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    2. So yummy, and great photos too! xoox Su

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    3. They look both gorgeous and yummy! xo Jennifer

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    4. You take such great pictures! Every thing always looks so tasty!
      Hannah

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    5. They are so beautiful! They would look so good wrapped up and given as a little gift. Thanks for the recipe! I hope you are feeling well and taking care of yourself.
      hugs♥,
      Caroline

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