Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lemon Sugar Cookies

We first tasted a cookie like this at Apples Bakery in Peoria.
This is a close competitor.
Makes 28 Cookies

1 c unsalted butter
1 c sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp citric acid
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
zest from 2 lemons
1 large egg
1 T lemon juice
1 tsp almond extract
3 c flour

3 c powdered sugar
3 T lemon juice
1 T corn syrup
1/4 tsp almond extract

Cream butter with sugar, tartar, acid, soda, and salt.  Beat in zest.  Beat in egg, juice, and extract.  Stir in flour.  Using a 1 1/2" cookie scoop, gather dough on scoop pressing to flatten and level.  Place on cookie sheets with rounded sides up, flattening tops slightly.  Bake for 11 minutes at 350F rotating pans half way through.  Cool.

Mix icing ingredients, adding juice or sugar to proper consistency.  Pour over cookie tops.

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