Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lemon Sugar Cookies

I was going to label these Crack Cocaine cookies, but I wasn’t sure anyone would take a joke in the proper manner, so I didn’t.  Our youth pastor actually asked if these were laced with it, because he came back for, oh, say, about 10 of them.


1 c. margarine                   2 tsp. vanilla

1 c. sugar                         4 1/2 c. flour

2 eggs                              4 tsp. baking powder

1 can sweetened condensed milk

4 Tbsp. lemon juice              1 tsp salt

Cream margarine and sugar together.  Beat in eggs, milk, lemon juice and vanilla.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to other.  Beat until smooth, refrigerate until firm.  Roll out to 1/8 inch thickness.  Cut with cookie cutters.  Bake for 8 minutes at 350.  Cool. 

I used a crinkle cookie cutter and an apple corer to cut out the middles of half the cookies, so they show icing through the tops.  The first time I set out to ice them, I used lemon extract, lemon rind and juice along with the regular ingredients for butter icing.  The second time (it makes ALOT when you use a small cookie cutter) I used strawberry jello powder to flavour the icing…. both flavours were delicious.