Lemon Minted Sugar Cookies

Lemon Mint Sugar Cookies Recipe
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2 Reviews
A delicate sugar cookie with the subtle flavor of lemon blended with mint, lemon balm or lemon verbena is the perfect cookie for a casual dessert.
30 min
Prep Time
60 min
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
shortening
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
2 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1 tablespoon
freshly grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon
finely chopped fresh mint leaves, lemon balm or lemon verbena
Sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine 1 cup sugar, butter, shortening and egg in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, cream of tartar and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in lemon zest and mint.
  3. Place additional sugar in another bowl. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.

Recipe Tips

Look for mint varieties, lemon balm and lemon verbena at nurseries and greenhouses and plant in the garden or window box. If fresh herbs are not available, simply omit and use additional lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
70
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
8g
Protein
1g
Fat
4g
Sodium
55mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I to these to a Bible study luncheon and everyone wanted the recipe.

Rating

I've made these twice now and really enjoy. I added more lemon and mint. Might need a tiny drop of peppermint extract as the mint is pretty to look at, but not very minty. The smaller one-inch cookies (using tiny scoop-don't flatten) bake up light and airy like clouds.

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