Nain's Lemon Cookies

Nain's Lemon Cookies Recipe

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Rosemary Coffman

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@rcoffman

This recipe is from a friend. Nain means grandmother in Welsh and her stepmother was famous for these cookies. For Christmas, I sprinkle green and red sprinkles on top before icing hardens.

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Prep:
1 Hr 45 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    butter or margarine
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • ·
    juice and rind of 1 orange
  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • ICING

  • ·
    juice and rind of one lemon
  • 3/4 lb
    confectioners sugar

How to Make Nain's Lemon Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream butter, then add sugar and continue creaming. Add eggs and mix at medium speed. Mix baking soda with sour cream and add to cookie batter. Mix in juice and rind of orange. At low speed, mix in 3/12 cups flour and baking powder
  2. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until very lightly browned on bottom and top springs back (about 8 minutes). Cookies shoud be puffy and cakelike. It is best to just 2-3 at first to test. If too flat, add 1/4 to 1/2 more flour (Amount of flour depends on size of orange.) Bake remaining cookies and cool before icing.
  3. For icing, Mix juice and rind of one lemon with sugar gradually, until spreading consistency. Spread on top of each cookie.
  4. Yield: about 100 2 inch cookies.

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About Nain's Lemon Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English




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