Lemon Butter Cookies

We had been open only a short time when I happened upon “The Pillsbury Book of Baking” at a neighborhood garage sale. That was probably the best $4.00 I’ve ever spent!
The Lemon Butter Cookies, The Brown Sugar Drops and the recipe for our oatmeal cookies all came from that book.
If you came to our kitchen today and took a look at that cookbook, you would instantly know just how much use it gets!


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup softened butter (margarine is acceptable but butter is soooo much better!)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 egg
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, beat sugar, powdered sugar, butter and oil until light and fluffy. Add lemon peel, lemon juice and egg. Blend well.
Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour for easier handling.
Preheat oven to 350 (we use 300 and bake for twenty minutes). Shape dough into one inch balls and roll in sugar.
Place two inches apart on parchment lined sheet and bake for 7 to 12 minutes.
We glaze with a smooth mixture of confectioners sugar and lemon juice for a little tang!

The William Henry Miller Inn
Lynnette Scofield
Bed and Breakfast Foodie

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