I’m finally getting a chance to try out my Lemon Sour Cream Pressed Cookie Recipe in my new cookie press. It’s a Christmas gift from the sweet husband. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Right. Someone is hungry for cookies!
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This Lemon Sour Cream Pressed Cookie Recipe is an easy recipe, and as you know, simple is my speciality. In addition, I prefer using the freshest ingredients whenever possible. Fresh lemon zest and freshly squeezed lemon juice are the keys to this delicate tasty cookie.
Have you ever used a cookie press? Well it’s been years for me and I forgot how much fun they are to use. The heart and butterfly shapes are so cute, although the butterflies turned out rather pudgy looking. Of course that does not affect their taste one bit.
Sprinkles add to the cheery look, and I’m loving the color combination in this carnival sprinkle mix.
I’m a big fan of lemon desserts that are light and have just the right amount of tartness. Be sure to click over to my post Lemon Squares Recipe for another old fashion favorite.
Lemon Sour Cream Pressed Cookie Recipe
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 heaping teaspoon fresh lemon zest
- Sprinkles or colored sugar (optional)
- Pre-heat oven 375° F.
- In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg. Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream sugar and butter until fluffy.
- Add beaten egg, lemon juice, lemon zest and sour cream to butter and sugar mixture.
- Add flour mixture gradually until well blended.
- Use a cookie press to drop cookie dough onto a sheet pan. Do not grease pan.
- Add sprinkles or colored sugar. Bake about 10 – 12 minutes or until edges start to turn brown. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
If dough becomes too warm and soft, place bowl in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes to firm up. This will help the cookie dough stick to the pan and release from the cookie press.
When not using a cookie press, drop cookie dough by spoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Advantages Of Using A Cookie Press
- Unique shapes
- Uniform cookies
- Time saver
- Easy clean up
Another benefit of using a cookie press is making beautiful cookies for parties, holidays or special occasions. I’m a fairly good baker and found that using the right recipes and equipment certainly gives me the upper hand in my kitchen.
If you are looking to upgrade or replace baking equipment, here’s a list of suggestions based on what I use in my kitchen.
- Heavy Duty Sheet Pan
- Kitchen Aid Hand Mixer
- Cookie Press
- Stainless Mixing Bowls
- Cookie Spatula
- Carnival Sprinkle Mix
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