These adorable cookies present so nicely on your platter. The lemon flavor is very mild and they aren't extremely sweet.
Keyword: kid friendly, lemon
Skill Level: Intermediate
Author: Marilyn Lesniak
1cupbutter or 1 cup margarinesoftened
1 1/2cupspowdered sugar
1teaspooncream of tartar
Lemon Buttercream Frosting:
2 1/2cupspowdered sugarplus more if needed
1 1/2teaspoonsfinely grated lemonszest of
7tablespoonsfresh lemon juiceplus more if needed
1 -2drop of yellow liquid food coloring
Mix thoroughly butter, powdered sugar, egg, and lemon extract. Blend in baking soda, cream of tartar, and flour. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Divide the dough in half, and roll each half of dough 3/16" inch thick on a lightly floured or cloth-covered board.
Cut into desired shapes and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown on the edges.
The Lemon Buttercream Frosting:
In a food processor, process the powdered sugar and lemon zest until the zest in evenly incorporated, about 2 minutes.
Add the butter, and process until very well blended -- and smooth. Add 1 1/2 tsps lemon juice and food coloring, if using, and process till smooth and well blended. If necessary, add a bit more powdered sugar to stiffen the frosting or a bit more lemon juice to thin it so that is of spreading consistency.
Spread the frosting onto the cookies, apply the candy sprinkles. Let stand until the frosting completely sets -- at least 1 hour.
Store in a single layer or layered with wax paper in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 2 days. Refrigerate for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 2 months.Recipe Source: The Thai Kitchen