Public Lives: Sweet Mandy B's | Secret Recipes: Luscious Lemon Cookies
  • for the lemon cookie:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened page1image1920
  • 1½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • for the lemon glaze:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • zest of 4 lemons pinch of salt
  1. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, sugar, & lemon zest for 2-3 minutes or until light & fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.
  3. Add the sour cream, baking powder, baking soda, & salt until combined.
  4. Add the flour; do not over mix. Refrigerate the dough for one hour.
  5. Line baking tray with parchment paper. Using the cookie scooper, scoop cookies onto parchment paper leaving 2 inches of space in between cookies.
  6. Bake cookies at 375 F or until golden brown around the edges, rotating halfway through baking.
  7. Let cookies cool completely on baking rack & begin making the glaze.
  8. In food processor, mix lemon juice, salt, lemon zest, & cream cheese until smooth. Add oil & mix until combined.
  9. Pulse while adding powdered sugar, a little at a time. Mix until well incorporated.
  10. Dip each cooled cookie onto the glaze. Let it sit on the baking rack to drain off excess glaze. Enjoy!
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