TOUCH OF LEMON SUGAR COOKIES

These sugar cookies are so cute and fun to make! With a touch of lemon in them they are an oh so delicious little twist on your favorite sugar cookies!
sugar cookies:butter with a side of bread
These little treats were made especially for my daughters preschool performance and they were a hit. I’ve added the recipe and guidelines for the decorating as well. Enjoy, these are a fun treat to make with your kids.
TOUCH OF LEMON SUGAR COOKIES
INGREDIENTS
2 cups Sugar
1 cup Butter, softened
1 Tablespoon grated Lemon Peel (optional)
1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
3 1/4-3 1/2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, vanilla and eggs. Mix together until smooth, it may look a little curdled  but it will smooth out with the addition of the rest of the ingredients.
sugar cookies:butter with a side of bread

Mix in the salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and flour. Once they have mixed well, place the dough into a large ziploc bag and place in the refrigerator. Chill for at least one hour. I like to chill it overnight.

sugar cookies:butter with a side of bread

When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 335 degrees F. At this point you can either roll them into 1 inch balls, dip them in a cinnamon & sugar mixture, and bake them or roll them out on a floured surface. Place them 2 inches apart on a greased tray.

sugar cookies:butter with a side of bread

Bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes or just until the edges appear browned. Do not overbake them. Remove them from the oven and carefully place them on a cooling rack. Allow them to completely cool before frosting them.

sugar cookies:butter with a side of bread

ROYAL ICING INGREDIENTS

2 lbs powdered sugar
10 Tablespoons Meringue Powder (Or 4 eggs whites)*
1/2 cup water

Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix for approximately 5 minutes. This makes a thicker consistency which will be used for the border of the cookie. We use this (white frosting) for a dam to hold in the thinner frosting that you use to flood the cookie with (pink and purple). You can also make them the same color if you’d like.

When making the flooding frosting, add approximately 1/4 cup more water and mix until completely combined. Color with whatever colors you’d like.

*If you are making these cookies for pregnant women, kids or anyone with a compromised immune system, it is best to use Meringue powder instead of the egg whites.

sugar cookies:butter with a side of bread

Using the thicker frosting (white), create a border around the cookie. Fill in with the thinner frosting (pink or purple). To do this you put some frosting in the middle and spread it out using the tip of the container without squeezing any frosting out. Squeeze out frosting as needed but not too much so it doesn’t go over the dam. Use the thicker frosting (white) to create details in the cookie.

sugar cookies:butter with a side of bread

Allow the frosting to completely dry, this could take a couple of hours, before plating them. You can also place them in the fridge to harden. Enjoy these sweet treats!!!

sugar cookies:butter with a side of bread
TOUCH OF LEMON SUGAR COOKIES
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Lemon Peel (optional)
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3¼-3½ cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • ROYAL ICING INGREDIENTS
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 10 Tablespoons Meringue Powder (Or 4 eggs whites)*
  • ½ cup water
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, vanilla and eggs.
  2. Mix together until smooth, it may look a little curdled but it will smooth out with the addition of the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Mix in the salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and flour.
  4. Once they have mixed well, place the dough into a large ziploc bag and place in the refrigerator.
  5. Chill for at least one hour. I like to chill it overnight.
  6. When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 335 degrees F.
  7. At this point you can either roll them into 1 inch balls, dip them in a cinnamon & sugar mixture, and bake them or roll them out on a floured surface.
  8. Place them 2 inches apart on a greased tray.
  9. Bake them in the oven for 10-12 minutes or just until the edges appear browned.
  10. Do not overbake them.
  11. Remove them from the oven and carefully place them on a cooling rack.
  12. Allow them to completely cool before frosting them.
  13. ROYAL ICING
  14. Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix for approximately 5 minutes. This makes a thicker consistency which will be used for the border of the cookie. We use this (white frosting) for a dam to hold in the thinner frosting that you use to flood the cookie with (pink and purple). You can also make them the same color if you’d like.
  15. When making the flooding frosting, add approximately ¼ cup more water and mix until completely combined.
  16. Color with whatever colors you’d like.
  17. Using the thicker frosting (white), create a border around the cookie. Fill in with the thinner frosting (pink or purple).
  18. To do this you put some frosting in the middle and spread it out using the tip of the container without squeezing any frosting out.
  19. Squeeze out frosting as needed but not too much so it doesn’t go over the dam.
  20. Use the thicker frosting (white) to create details in the cookie.
  21. Allow the frosting to completely dry, this could take a couple of hours, before plating them. You can also place them in the fridge to harden.
  22. Enjoy these sweet treats!!!

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