Lemon Drops

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the sugar and butter in a large mixer bowl. Beat it at medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add the sour cream, eggs, lemon peel and lemon extract; continue beating until it is well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce the speed to low; add the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat, scraping the bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until they are lightly browned. Cool completely.

Combine the powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired glazing consistency in a small bowl. Frost the cooled cookies with the glaze.

  • Yields: 3 dozen cookies
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
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