Lemonhead Cookies
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Serves: 4 dozen
 
Soft sugar cookies made with lemonhead sour candy, fresh lemon flavor topped with frosting and sugar sprinkles.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 6 oz. box of lemonhead candy - crushed
  • Frosting
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter - softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Crush lemon head candies in a food processor.
  2. Cream shortening, butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add lemon extract and lemon zest. Mix until combined. Add lemonhead candy and beat until incorporated.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Roll into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool.
  6. Combine all of the ingredients for the frosting. Add milk as needed to make the frosting the right consistency to frost the cookies. Mix until it is smooth. Frost the cookies and sprinkle with sugar sprinkles if desired.
Recipe by Recipes Food and Cooking at https://recipesfoodandcooking.com/2013/11/24/lemonhead-cookies/