Recipe by Cucina di papa
"My grandma, Opal June Carlson (Gram C), made these cookies whenever my dad and I came to her cottage on Lake Okoboji for a visit. Although at the time I picked off the pecan halves that my 7-year-old self didn't yet appreciate, these simply delicious cookies were amazing and will live forever in my heart along with my Gram C!"
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2 1/3 cups
hot water, or as needed
We loved these! The cookie is sweet with a delicate touch of lemon. Then it gets even better with a tasty icing that is the perfect consistency. Finally, the pecan on top is just the right touch to compliment the sweetness and add some crunch. This is quite possibly my favorite sugar cookie I have made. When I made these, I realized too late that I did not have lemon extract, so I used lemon zest instead. For easier cleanup I used parchment paper instead of greasing my cookie sheet. The only problem I had was the dough getting stuck to the bottom of my glass when I was flattening the cookies. This was easily solved, however, by dipping the glass in sugar before flattening each cookie. If you like sugar cookies, I suggest trying these out!
I am by no means a baker, but this recipe was quick, fun and simple. My fiancé and I made cookies together for the first time and these easy steps were perfect for two novices. I did not have a hand mixer, but a spatula worked just fine in creating a smooth, tasty dough. The addition of lemon to the icing made for a unique and interesting take on the traditional sugar cookie. I look forward to making these every year!
My brother and I made these cookies together and didn't think they would turn out great, but we were wrong! They turned out amazing! It is really easy and fun which is just what we were looking for. The frosting was delicious and so were the cookies! We loved the little, but noticeable, lemony flavor along with the cookies!
My kids gobble these up, even without the icing. The dough freezes well also. Definitely a keeper! Thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Gram Opal's Sugar Cookies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 99
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