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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sugar Cookie with Lemon-Pom Icing

I had all day, Wednesday, to rest and relax. Although, me being me...I just can't sit still and do nothing. I have to keep myself busy some way some how. My solution was to bake something. I remember in the sixth grade my teacher had made some sugar cookies for our class. I I kindly asked her for the recipe, which she eventually gave to me after a while.

I changed it up a bit. Doubled on the vanilla extract and used cake flour instead of all purpose. The cookies had a nice consistency of almost cake-like. It was pretty neat. I paired it with a spread of a lemon-pomegranate icing.

Makes close to 3 dozen cookies. I can't really say how much as I munched on them while I was still making them. No one can resist the power of a cookie!

Sugar Cookie with Lemon Pom Frosting

1 c unsalted butter
1 1/s c granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 c cake flour

Preheat you oven to 375˚F

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside.

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in the egg then add in the vanilla extract and milk.

Mix in the flour mixture and combine well.

Scoop out a teaspoon worth onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Bake for 5-10 min or the until the edges had slightly browned. Let them cool completely before spreading the icing.

Lemon-Pomegrante icing:

4 Tbsp cream cheese
6 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
zest of 1 lemon (optional)
2 Tbsp Pomegranate Juice

Combine all ingredients together.

Spread a nice layer over the cookie.


Parita said...

Sugar cookies look mouth watering, loved the icing, delicious flavors!

Anonymous said...

Sweet :)

Hari Chandana P said...

looks sooo delicious... and very tempting... nice clicks!!

Denise said...

These look very tasty. I have never used Pom juice before, I like the addition of it here.

Donna-FFW said...

What a great way to use the POM. The cookies look so pretty.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your cookies look beautiful. Very creative way to use POM.

Jen @ said...

Your cookies look delicious! The Lemon-POM icing sounds perfect for summer! I always have trouble saying how many cookies a recipe makes because I snack, too.

Zoe said...

mmm I love sugar cookies! These sound delicious!

Creative Classroom Core said...

What a tasty way to use POM! I will try making these soon!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I LOVE sugar cookies with lemon. Well, I love anything with lemon... :)

theUngourmet said...

That icing sounds so fabulous with the POM added in!


The Duo Dishes said...

You never fail to come up with good ideas. Mmmmmm pom!

Bob said...

Lemon-pom icing? Brilliant! They look great. :)

Teanna said...

I'm a sucker for sugar cookies... they remind me of Christmas. I am also a sucker for lemon icing... so I'd definitely be a sucker for these!

Heather S-G said...

These sound awesome...I'm loving that lemon/pom combo...nice tang! they ship well?

Kim said...

I'm with you! First, I don't like to be idle either and second I can NEVER resist a good cookie. Now, where's my order? Is it on the way? LOL!

Jenn said...

Parita: Thanks.

Heavenly: Yes, it is!! ;-)

Hari: It's too temping. Trying not to eat them while backing is hard enough.

Denise: You should try it. It really good.

Donna, Mary, Zoe: Thanks.

Jen: another thing we have in common.

Finsmom: enjoy!!

Andrea; I love lemon too.

Ungourmet: Thanks. ;-)

Duo Dishes, Bob: Thank very much.

Teanna: I suckered you in twice!!

girlichef: I can't imagine why they wouldn't ship well. Just wrap 'em really good in a chilled box.

Kim: LOL!

lisaiscooking said...

Just great, now I need a cookie break! And, sugar cookies are my favorites.

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Great use of the Pom juice-does it add a distinct pommy flavour to the frosting or does the lemon overpower it?

Diana said...

So bummed my pom juice is past the expiration date. These look amazing!

Diana Bauman said...

Looks so delightful! Love the combo of flavors.

Jenn said...

Lisa: See no can resist the power of a cookie.

Sweta: No the lemon and pom don't over power it at all. It give a subtle tag, which I like.

Diana: Bummer.

Diana Bauman: thanks.

Pam said...

Yeah!!! I just got some POM and needed to find a recipe to use it need to look any further. These are my kind of cookies.

Daily Spud said...

As you are the cook, you are allowed to munch on as many of the cookies (or as much of the cookie dough, for that matter) as you like. Them's the rules!

Reeni said...

These looks so delcious! Love the cream cheese frosting!

Debbie said...

Great looking cookies. I have finally gotten onto your site. Internet explorer would not let me get on. I had problems with other sites too so I downloaded Firefox. I noticed other bloggers also downloaded Firefox and it seems to work really well!!!!

Pooja said...

Well said! I'm fallen by the power of the cookie already! Looks so yum n delicious. That is a delicious topping with POM sauce!

teresa said...

I love what you did with the icing, great idea. these look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Haha, I'm like you...I have ants in my pants, I just can't sit around to relax! but what a delicious way to spend your energy! And lovely with that Pom juice!

Jenn said...

Pam: I've got a few more recipes using pom juice already check them out.

Daily Spud: That is true.

Reeni, Teresa: Thanks.

Debbie: Yeah. I've heard that. Something's up with internet explorer.

Pooja: Resistance is futile to the cookie.

burpandslurp: we're similar in so many ways.

kamran siddiqi said...

Yet another pomegranate recipe! These look super delicious! And I can't get over that icing!

Phyllis said...

Yum! I expected the icing to be darker or pinkish with the pom juice but it's a nice buttery lemon color! I made some cookies too but mine were from a packaged mix :)

Jenn said...

Kamran: Thanks!!

Phyllis: it turns into a nice smooth cream color. There is a slight hint of red, but not much.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look full of flavor and easy to make...great combination:)

Jenn said...

Nutmeg: Thanks.

Anonymous said...

These look yummy!

Jenn said...

Tastyeats: Thanks!

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