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Lemon Butter Cookies

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Stephanie Schleigh

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“I made these after a friend told me how much she loved Trader Joe’s lemon cookies. I had already created the base butter wafer and then added lemon extract for a melt in your mouth treat. You can serve them plain or dip them into a flavored icing (I prefer almond extract) that hardens.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
10
min.
Preparation
7
min.
Baking
2
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-100+
2¾ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup butter
½ cup margarine
1½ cups sugar
egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1½ tsp lemon extract
1 pinch ground cinnamon

Utensils

  • Measuring spoon
  • Step 1/12

    Preheat oven to 375°F

  • Step 2/12

    • 2¾ cups flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • ½ tsp baking powder

    In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and baking powder, then set aside

  • Step 3/12

    • 1 cup butter
    • 1½ cups sugar

    In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer

  • Step 4/12

    • ½ cup margarine

    Add margarine and beat until creamy

  • Step 5/12

    • egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1½ tsp lemon extract

    Beat in egg and vanilla & lemon extracts

  • Step 6/12

    Slowly beat in the flour mixture

  • Step 7/12

    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

    Add a pinch of cinnamon and fold in

  • Step 8/12

    • Measuring spoon

    Using a teaspoon measuring spoon, create dough balls

  • Step 9/12

    Place dough balls onto nonstick cookie sheet

  • Step 10/12

    Bake in oven for 7 minutes

  • Step 11/12

    Let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

  • Step 12/12

    Optional: Dip into almond flavored icing. Allow it to harden overnight.

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