sugar cookies


  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • royal icing


  • Combine lemon zest and sugars. Add butter. Add egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. 
  • Shape dough into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least one hour.
  • Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thick on a heavily floured surface. Cut shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Refrigerate about 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375*. Cook 8-9 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Let cookies cool, then decorate with royal icing.


  • I cut the original recipe in half.  
  • I added lemon zest to these, but KC thinks they might have been better without the lemon, as it added a really strong flavor.

source: Brown Eyed Baker 

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