Lemon lovers rejoice. These soft, sour cream cookies have a bright lemon flavour.
Total Preparation Time: 45 minutes
3 dozen cookies
2 tsp 10 mL GAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, melted
2 tbsp 30 mL Lemon juice
1 cup 250 mL Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp 2 mL Salt
1/2 tsp 2 mL Baking Powder
1/2 tsp 2 mL Baking soda
2 1/2 cups 625 mL All Purpose Flour
4 tsp 20 mL Lemon Zest, finely grated
3/4 cup 175 mL GAY LEA - Regular Sour Cream
1 1 Egg
1 cup 250 mL Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup 125 mL GAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1. Beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, sour cream, lemon zest and juice until well combined. Stir flour with baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well combined. Chill for 45 minutes or until firm enough to roll.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Roll into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Place, 2-inches (5 cm) apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake, in batches, for 10 minutes or until golden on the bottom. Transfer to a wire rack.
3. Glaze: Meanwhile, whisk butter and lemon juice to combine. Gradually whisk in icing sugar until smooth. Dip tops of cookies in glaze; return to rack until completely set.
Store cookies, layered between parchment paper in an airtight container, for up to 3 days or freeze for 1 month.
Replace lemon with orange juice and zest for an orange-scented cookie.
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