For Jim. Always in my heart and in my thoughts. Forever young.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Lemon Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt
Lemon Icing: 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon lemon juice
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, EAGLE BRAND®, lemon juice, lemon rind and vanilla; mix until smooth. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Divide dough into 3 balls. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On lightly floured surface, roll each ball out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Garnish with Lemon Drizzle (optional). Store leftovers covered at room temperature. Lemon Icing: Combine confectioners’ sugar, water and lemon juice; mix well. Drizzle over cooled cookies.