DAY 10: Lemon Pillow Cookies
Soft and fluffy, like a good pillow. Just lemony. And edible.
A nice break from a season full of chocolate-dipped and candy-topped confections. Think of them as a much needed palate cleanser.
Recipe adapted from Yes to Yum.
Lemon Pillow Cookies
3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 Tbs sour cream
2 Tbs milk
3 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
zest from one lemon (about 1-2 tsp)
½ cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, sour cream, milk, lemon juice, vanilla and lemon zest. Gradually add flour mixture.
Place ½ cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll cookie dough into 1” balls (or slightly smaller) and roll in sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 11-12 minutes, or until the tops are set. These cookies will stay a pale color, even when they are baked through.
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies
(Adapted from Yes to Yum)