Lemon Sugar Cookies
3 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 c sugar
1 c butter
1 lemon (grate finely and juice)
preheat oven to 350
Cream butter and sugar together. Add the egg, half the peel and half the juice. Blend until completely combined. Add flour and baking powder and beat just until combined, scraping down the bowl.
Dough will be slightly crumbly, you will have to work it into a ball with your hands. Roll onto floured surface (I work with half at a time and try not to roll the dough too thin), cut into shapes. Place on parchment paper lined cookie trays and bake for 7-8 minutes (up to 10 depending on your oven and thickness of the cookies). Let cool.
1/4 c butter
3-4 oz cream cheese
the second half of the lemon juice
Blend soft butter and cream cheese. Add lemon juice and icing sugar until you reach a good spreadable consistency, and it tastes good!
Ice cookies and sprinkle with sugar topping.
mix the 2nd half of lemon peel with 4 tbsp sugar