Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sugar Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

I became a sugar cookie pro and frosting expert this week in preparation for baby girl's birthday party! Below is the best cookie recipe, and the Lemon frosting was a hit. There is also a great swiss meringue buttercream recipe over at Our Best Bites. Check out more pics from the party HERE.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 (8 oz) pkg Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup Butter
2 tsp Lemon Extract
4 cups Powdered Sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon

Combine cream cheese and butter with electric hand mixer or in stand mixer. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and mix until smooth. Add lemon extract and zest and mix until incorporated. *Add up to 2 tablespoons of milk if it's too thick for your liking.*

Lion House Sugar Cookies:

1 1/2 cups Sugar
2/3 Butter flavor Crisco
2 beaten Eggs
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Flour
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt

Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients combining thoroughly. With hands, shape dough into a ball, wrap with cling wrap, and refrigerate about an hour. Roll out on floured surface until 1/2"-1/3" thick. Cut out desired shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until center is cooked but the bottom is not yet browned.


Shannon said...

WOOHOO!! Can't wait to try and make these. They were DELISH!

Melinda said...


Heather @ Gerber Days said...

I have the hardest time with sugar cookies. I am yet to get it down. I've had success with all of my previous Lion House recipes! I'll give this a try for sure.