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Lemon Cut-Out Cookies - 1999

2 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 egg 1/3 cup lemon juice. Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy; beat in egg. Gradually add dry ingredients alternately with lemon juice. Mix well. Dough will be soft. Chill overnight in refrigerator or two hours in freezer. Preheat over 375 degrees. On well-floured surface, roll out to 1/8" thickness, cut with floured cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. Cool. Ice and decorate as desired. Lemon Icing: 1 1/4 cup icing sugar 1 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. milk. Mix until smooth. Ice cookies and add festive candy e.g. chopped red/green gumdrops/crushed peppermint, etc. Submitted by: Maureen Cudmore

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