Lemon-Slice Sugar Cookies
Spring is here and the promise of summer is just around the corner. With these perfectly soft and chewy sugar lemon-slice sugar cookies– you can bake up a delicious batch of summertime, any time of year!
For me, summer is synonymous with sunshine, clear blue skies, and the sweet and refreshing taste of a glass of lemonade. Not to mention, get-togethers with good food, amazing drinks, and delectable desserts.
Read on for the full step-by-step guide to make these delicious lemon-slice sugar cookies for your next shindig!
Things You Will Need:
- Your favourite cookie dough recipe (enough to make 12 cookies, about 2 inches in diameter)
- 4 oz. yellow fondant
- ½ stick butter, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- baking sheet
- cooling rack
- round cookie cutter
- measuring mat
Yields: 12 to 20 cookies, depending on how many you cut in half
Ready to make these lemon-slice sugar cookies? Preheat your oven according to your cookie dough’s recipe. Roll out your cookie dough so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick and cut out circles that are about 2 inches in diameter.
Using a butter knife, cut some of the cookie circles in half. Bake according to directions and allow to cool before decorating.
While the cookies cool, you can make your buttercream. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and milk. Once the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, scoop into a frosting bag.
Roll out your fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Using the same cookie cutter you used for your cookies, cut out circles. Cut some of them in half (the same amount that you cut for your cookies).
Press the fondant pieces on each cookie.
With your buttercream, pipe a border on top of each cookie. For the “full lemon slices,” pipe out an “X” right across the cookie, then one horizontal line and a vertical line.
For the “half lemon slices,” pipe out 4 diagonal lines, mirroring each other.
Serve and enjoy!
Pocket Full of Sunshine
These lemon slice sugar cookies are just begging to be enjoyed for your next picnic, potluck, or pool party. They’re even perfect for kids birthday parties, tea times, and more! Especially for ones who love sugar cookies, these lemon-slice sugar cookies will hit the spot!
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But don’t think these are a summertime only treat – bring a little summer sunshine into your kitchen year-round with a fresh batch. You know how grey and dreary it can get throughout the year.
Do you love sugar cookies?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.