However, this year I have something new, delicious and not only for Christmas. The cookie is delicate and light but the icing is well….THE icing on these Lovely Lemon Delights.
1/2 C softened butter
1/2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C vegetable oil
zest of one medium lemon
2 1/14 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp salt
2 C powdered sugar
3 – 4 Tbls fresh lemon juice and zest of one med lemon (the juice form both zested lemons should be enough)
In large bowl cream butter, sugar and powdered sugar until fluffy. Add egg, oil, lemon zest until well blended. On low speed add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Chill for 30 min.
Heat oven to 325. Shape dough into 1″ balls, pressing lightly between palms for a round cookie (dough can be rolled on a floured surface and cut). Place disks on greased cookie sheet 2″ apart.
Bake 9-11 min (my oven took 11 min exactly) until cookies are LIGHT golden and set. Cool for 2 min on sheets before moving to cooking racks. Cool completely.
In small mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and enough lemon juice to make a smooth spreadable icing. Stir in lemon zest. Spread on cookies. If you prefer to drizzle make icing thinner with a bit more juice.