These cookies are tasty! However, we were unable to produce the number of cookies the recipe suggests. Our batch produced 3 doz. cookies about 3" in diameter.
I have been searching for this recipe for some time. My gr-grandma used to make these but my grandma's SILs took all the recipes when she died.. even my grandma (the daughter) got none. So, we've been on the hunt for a number of years. I made these based on what Mom & Grandma told me was in these cookies. I didn't know about the lemon extract--just about the nutmeg. I took them to Mom.. she said this WAS the recipe!! She confirmed with a call to my grandma.. we'll be taking her some of these next visit. So, thank you from an entire family for posting something we've been trying to find for years. Our undying gratitude!! The cookies taste awesome.. had a number of compliments at a Christmas Eve gathering. Have had a number of requests for the recipe.
These cookies are very good! I like the light lemon flavor. I used 1/2 splenda and 1/2 sugar to cut down the calories and carbs. I didn't have quite a full half cup of sour cream so I added a little yogurt. My only issue is the nutritional facts seem unreal. 1 cookie is 802.9 calories and 103.3 carbs?? If I believed that I wouldn't have baked them. Would like to know the real values per cookie.
Soft cookie with a delicate lemon taste. The cookies took a little longer than the 8 minutes to cook in my convection oven. This might be the cookie my mother and I have been searching for the past 20 years. My batch made 31/2 dozen 3 inch cookies.