Blossom Cookies

Lemon Ginger Blossom Butter Cookies Recipe
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4 Reviews
Resembling dogwood blossoms, these butter cookies have just a hint of ginger and lemon.
1:00
Prep Time
2:40
Total Time
72 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 1/4 cups
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup
sugar
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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

  1. 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.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 incenter of each cookie.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
70
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
9g
Protein
<1g
Fat
3g
Sodium
35mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

Rating

@Bridget instead of lemon extract simply use lemon juice, works the same and it's more healthy :)

Rating

Cookie was too hard and dry. The cookie itself needed more flavor, maybe lemon extract. Would not make again.

Rating

These have a wonderful flavor and are very easy to make.

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