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sugar cookies with lemon balm tincture

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sara Andrea
Eugene, OR

These lemon balm tincture cookies are deliciously refreshing! You can substitute lemon flavoring for the tincture but if you grow your own lemon balm and make your own tincture like I do, the tincture is wonderful.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sugar cookies with lemon balm tincture

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    lemon balm tincture
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1
    lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make sugar cookies with lemon balm tincture

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using the paddle in a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Add lemon balm tincture and zest of one lemon (1-2 tablespoons). Mix until combined.
  • 2
    Sift flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients 1/2 a cup at a time, mixing until incorporated before adding more dry ingredients.
  • 3
    Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough (I use a tablespoon cookie scoop) onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown slightly.
  • 4
    Remove cookies from oven, cool on cookie sheet 3-5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Sugar Cookies with Lemon Balm Tincture
    Mix together 1 cup of powdered sugar and about 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Transfer the icing to a cookie icing bottle and decorate cookies using a zigzag lined pattern as seen in the picture.