Soft Lemon Drops

Soft Lemon Drops

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar and butter in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add sour cream, eggs, lemon peel and lemon extract; continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Frost cooled cookies with glaze. Makes 3 dozen cookies