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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sunshine Slices

It is a dreary January day here. Time for some sunshine!

Sunshine Slices!
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup toasted coconut

Cream butter and cream cheese in the mixer till smooth. 
In a separate bowl, sift powdered sugar, baking soda and salt.  Add to creamed mixer. 
Add egg, milk, lemon peel and lemon extract.  Mix well
Add flour and beat until well blended
Divide dough, and toll into cylinders. wrap in plastic and refrigerate for two hours

Preheat oven to 375
Slice cookie dough roll into 1/4 inch slices. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. 

Bake to 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. 
Cool on wire racks. 
I wanted more lemony taste, so I put a lemon glaze drizzle on top (1 cup of sifted powdered sugar, and a tablespoon or so of fresh lemon juice)
 Make 2 dozen
These are a cakey light cookie


Anonymous said...

These cookies sound great, but I can't eat the coconut. This happens with so many dishes. What can I use instead?
Thanks, daphne 39

suzy said...

Just go ahead and leave it out all together. Then you just a lemony cookie, with a slightly crispy outside and a tender inside. The coconut was added because my friend likes lemons and coconut. :)