Saturday, March 12, 2016

Lemon Drop Cookies

I bought a bag of organic lemons and now I'm having fun in finding different ways to use them.  Today I converted this family recipe that I grew up on from orange cookies into these lemon ones.  

Lemon Drop Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice

Cream together butter and brown sugar.  Add in egg, vanilla and buttermilk.  Stir in the dry ingredients and lemon zest and juice.  Using a scoop, place 12 cookie dough balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes at 325°.  Let cool on a rack.  Ice and let sit until it sets completely.

Lemon Icing

2 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp butter, melted
lemon juice to spread

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