Iced Lemon Cookies
This recipe came from the Knoxville News-Sentinel, from a recipe sharing column. These cookies are similar to the ones sold at Ham 'n Goodys, a favorite local eatery. Ham 'n Goodys' lemon cookies are famous in Knoxville.
- Ready In:
- 3 cups unsifted flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup reconstituted lemon juice
- 1 1⁄4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons reconstituted lemon juice
- Sift flour, baking powder and soda into large bowl.
- Beat butter and sugar.
- Gradually add dry ingredients and lemon juice to sugar mixture.
- Chill dough 1 hour.
- On floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness.
- Cut cookies out.
- Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes.
- Mix sugar and lemon juice together.
- Once cookies have cooled, top with glaze.
- Let set before eating.
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After testing this recipe against about four other cookie recipes, I chose it to give to my family as Christmas presents. I made about ten dozen of them in two days. I am sick of them now :). But I will say, they were pretty easy to make and tasted good. They were also very cheap for me to make since I had pretty much everything already on hand to make them. I think they cost about 5 cents a cookie to make. And, once I got the hang of the recipe, I was able to make them very quickly. The only modification I made was to roll the dough into balls which I then rolled in sugar and flattened into discs. I found this to be much easier than rolling the dough out. I am curious to see what they would taste like if the cookie dough was modified and orange juice was used in the glaze instead of lemon. I definitely plan to try that out sometime. I'll let you know how it works!Reply
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