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These soft cut-out cookies, with a hint of lemon, are a great gift for teachers and friends!
Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add sour cream, egg, lemon zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients. Continue beating until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch apple-shaped cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine all icing ingredients in bowl, adding enough water for desired icing consistency. Beat with whisk until smooth.
Frost 1 cookie at a time with icing. Immediately sprinkle generously with decorator sugars. Use chocolate icing to create stem and gumdrop slices for leaves, if desired.
Variation: Glaze cookies with icing. Use decorator icings to make A+ design on cookies.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
I volunteer at a local Nursing Home , and bake quite often for them. I made these cookies , but I did add 1 tblsp of milk . The cookies were a huge hit , both Residents and Staff loved them . Thank You , keep up the good work and keep those recipes comming . I look forward to them .
Needed more flour, and had to almost double it. I personally prefer chewy sugar cookies, and these are more on the crumb-y side. Overall good taste, lemon rind adds nice flavor.
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