Lemon Ginger Blossom Butter Cookies Recipe

Blossom Cookies

Resembling dogwood blossoms, these butter cookies have just a hint of ginger and lemon.

60 min.prep time 2:40total time
72 cookies
444 Ratings

Ingredients

Cookie

1 1/4 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt

Glaze

2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 drop red food color
2 to 3 tablespoons water
1 drop Yellow food color

Directions

Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, lemon zest and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, ginger and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 3/4-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. For each cookie, arrange four hearts with points together on ungreased cookie sheet. (Points and sides should overlap slightly.) Bake 5-6 minutes or until set. Cool completely.

Combine 2 cups powdered sugar, lemon juice and red food color in small bowl; mix well. Stir in water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired glazing consistency. Spread about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon glaze on each cooled cookie.

Combine remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon water and 1 drop yellow food color in another small bowl; mix well.  Using toothpick, place tiny dot of yellow frosting in center of each cookie.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 9g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #12134©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very tasty. I used fresh lemon juice in the cookie instead of vanilla. I also used spring cookie cutters and decorated the glazed cookies with pretty colored sugars.
@Bridget instead of lemon extract simply use lemon juice, works the same and it's more healthy :)
Cookie was too hard and dry. The cookie itself needed more flavor, maybe lemon extract. Would not make again.
These have a wonderful flavor and are very easy to make.

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