Sour cream gives this lemon cookie its soft texture.
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1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine sugar and butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add sour cream, eggs, lemon zest and lemon extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Frost cooled cookies with glaze.
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I've made this cookie dozens of times over the last several years. It is the absolute best lemon cookie you will ever find. I use a small scoop and have a yield of 70-80 cookies. I use the lemon juice / confectioner's sugar to make a thin glaze which I dip the cookie and allow to dry on a rack. I then pipe them across the middle with a ribbon of buttercream. They look and taste like a tea cookie from a very exclusive bakery. Perfect for all occasions.
I was asked to make Lemon Cookies for a Friend's wedding. My oven was acting up and I was using a bad recipe. On my THIRD attempt to make lemon cookies, I found this recipe online...much to my surprise they came out amazing! Not very difficult, but really tasted like it took extra effort to make. I got so many compliments about these. This recipe is definitely a keeper!!!