Blossom Cookies
1 hr
02 hrs 40 min



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


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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 375°F. 

  3. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.


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


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  April 17, 2011

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.

— says Penny
  April 07, 2011

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

— says cookingmashine
  May 15, 2009

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

— says Bridget
  September 24, 2008

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

— says laurie
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