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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Old-Fashioned Lemon Butter Cookies Recipe

My great aunt loves anything flavored with lemon and since she hasn't been feeling well, I asked her to give me one of her favorite recipes and she handed me this one. I had never made it before but I was determined to get them made on Saturday. The only thing I would change in this recipe would be the amount of lemon juice. I like a lot of "flavor" so I would increase that next time around. Here is the recipe:

Lemon Butter Cookies Recipes

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 all purpose flour
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
additional granulated sugar

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with mixer at medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg until light and fluffy. Mix in flour, lemon juice, lemon peel, baking powder and salt. Wrap in plastic wrap, refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough, a small portion at a time on a well floured surface to 1/4" thickness. Keep remaining dough in the refrigerator. Cut dough with 3" round cookie cutter.

Transfer cookies to a ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. I lined my cookie sheet with the Tupperware Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat and I am so glad that I did! They just slid off the mat when they were done and they were evenly baked.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet before removing. Store in an airtight container.


Michele said...

Lemon cookies have always been my favorite! Thanks for the great welcome to the foodie blog roll. If you ever make it to the Shore we can get together and bake. :-)

smbwallace said...

Thanks for letting me know about the Foodie Blogroll. I joined!

Unknown said...

yummy yummy yummy, i could almost smell their rich aroma. i hope i'll get it right the first time i'll try.

Unknown said...

I love anything lemon! These sound great. Thanks so much. And hope you are doing well. :)

Nazarina A said...

Yummy, yummy makes my mouth pucker with delight!