1.03.2013

Lemon Sour Cream Cookie



When the cold temp's of winter set in I crave a little citrus from time to time to brighten my spirits and senses.   These cookies do the trick.  They are a pillow of light lemon flavor.  To make them even a little more flavorful, I stir together 1/2 cup of powdered vanilla with a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice (add more, a drop at a time, if the mixture is too thick) and drizzle a teaspoon on top of each cookie.

Lemon Sour Cream Cookie
Source:  Cooks Country
Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

With electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and beat in sour cream and lemon zest. Add flour mixture and mix until combined.

Refrigerate dough until slightly firm, about 1 hour. Drop rounded tablespoons of batter onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until just golden around edges, about 15 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking. Cool on baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.

If desired, top with a simple confectioners' sugar glaze. {see note above}

1 comment:

Dianne @ Sweet Journey Home said...

I love anything lemon and these cookies look scrumptious! Will definitely be trying them. Thanks for sharing!