Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lemon Sugar Cookies

It took me till today to dig out my camera cord from the box labeled "Last minute things: Unpack first!" that my dad conveniently put underneath all of my other boxes. But yesterday, I made these sugar cookies with just a hint of lemon. I didn't have any lemon zest for this recipe, but I used a little more lemon juice than it called for and they still turned out pretty good.

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Additional sugar
In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in egg, milk and extracts. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Shape into 1-in. balls or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 400 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.

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