Apr 302020

Lemon Rosemary Sugar Cookies with Lemon Royal Icing

Lemon Rosemary Sugar Cookies with Lemon Royal Icing

Makes 3 dozen large cookes

This recipe is inspired by the beautiful Rosemary in my garden. The brightness of lemon pairs beautifully and makes an ordinary sugar cookie a sophisticated treat.

INGREDIENTS

  •  2 cups Sweet Cream Salted Butter (softened)
  •  2 cups Sugar
  •  2 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 6 cups All-Purpose Flour

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place butter and sugar the bowl of a stand mixer with the better paddle, and cream together until completely mixed. Be careful not to over-mix.
  2. Add extracts, lemon zest, Rosemary, and eggs and mix until completely incorporated.
  3. Add baking powder and mix in thoroughly.
  4. Add the flour two cups at a time. Mixing in between.
  5. Dough does not need to be chilled.
  6. Split the dough into about 4 portions and roll each out onto a floured surface until it’s about 3/8″ thick. Cut into desired shaped with cookie cutters.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes depending on the size of the cookie. Do not over-bake.
  8. Frost with Lemon Royal Icing (recipe below).

lemon Royal icing

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ounces Pasteurized Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • Food Coloring

DIRECTIONS

  1. In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and lemon extract and beat until frothy.
  2. Add powdered sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and mixture is shiny.
  3. Turn speed up to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Divide into individual bowls and add food coloring, if desired. Spread or pipe onto cooled sugar cookies.
  5. Store any left-over icing in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
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About Keli Sim DeRitis

Keli Sim DeRitis is an artist, designer, passionate cook, teacher, and tour guide. Keli founded Poggi Bonsi in 2001 to share her love of European travel, food, wine, and culture. Connect with me on Google+