Lemon Sugar Cookies

sugar cookie with lemon glaze These sugar cookies have a wonderful texture to them and the added lemon zest is perfect…not overpowering…just right!

This recipe was given to me by Serafim Lebres from the Facebook group  Cooking with Serafim and his angels.

Serafim calls them Portuguese Sugar Cookies…

I love them, as do my kids and everyone else who has tried them.

Lemon sugar cookies

The best part is that they are so easy to make. They roll out beautifully and you can make them as thin or thick as you like.

sugar cookiesI first made these cookies using a large biscuit cutter.

Love how big and soft they turned out…

and the lemon zest glaze that I use for the Cavacas/Portuguese popovers is perfect for these cookies!

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These cookies are perfect any day, anytime…but if you take out your Holiday cookie cutters they make great Christmas cookies!

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 Portuguese Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
Zest of one lemon

 

In a large bowl, stir together the cornstarch and sugar.
Add the butter and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add the lemon zest to the sugar mixture.
Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the sugar mixture until dough forms a soft ball.
On parchment paper, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with a small cookie cutter.
Place cookies on baking sheet lined with Parchment paper. Bake 7 to 10 minutes until the cookies are light golden on the bottom, do not overcook. Allow cookies to cool on wire rack.

Lemon Sugar Glaze:

Whisk together...
2 Cups of Confectioner’s Sugar (powdered sugar)
Zest of one lemon
2 tablespoons of Milk (more or less depending on the thickness you like)

Whether you eat them plain, drizzle them with chocolate or cover them with icing…

I guarantee that you will not stop at one.

Lemon sugar cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • Zest of one lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cornstarch and sugar.
  3. Add the butter and mix well.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the lemon zest to the sugar mixture.
  5. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the sugar mixture until dough forms a soft ball.
  6. On parchment paper, roll the dough out to ¼ inch thickness and cut with a small cookie cutter. Place cookies on baking sheet lined with Parchment paper.
  7. Bake 7 to 10 minutes until the cookies are light golden on the bottom, do not overcook. Allow cookies to cool on wire rack.

Happy baking,

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