Lemon Sour Cream Cookies

If you like a light citrus bite with your dessert then this is the cookie for you!

Lemon Sour Cream Cookies
Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

With electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until incorporated. Reduce speed to low and beat in sour cream and lemon zest. Add flour mixture and mix until combined.

Refrigerate dough until slightly firm, about 1 hour. Drop rounded tablespoons of batter onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until just golden around edges, about 15 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking. Cool on baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.

If desired, top with a simple confectioners' sugar glaze.

1 comment

  1. These look fantastic! I'm in love with all things lemon! Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas. Playing catch-up today here. Our dryer broke on New Year's Eve, and it took 4 days to get a repairman! Apparently, they're all out hunting.Going to keep that cookie recipe in mind the next time I allow myself a treat. Ate way too many goodies this year. Stay warm!


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