Pinterest Follow Button
Family Favorite Recipes Family Favorites
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook

Rolled Lemon Sugar Cookies

No recipe image available.Extra lemon zest makes these simple refrigerator cookies light and refreshing. Serve them with a fruity sorbet or frost them for a bit of holiday magic.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon water

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg, lemon peel and vanilla until well blended.
  2. Gradually add flour and salt. Beat in up to 1 teaspoon water, a few drops at a time, until dough just starts to come away from the sides of the bowl. Shape into a large, flat disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. When dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  4. Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/8-inch.
  5. Cut into desired shapes with flour-coated cookie cutters; place on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until beginning to brown around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.