It's time to get-a-mulling... Our top-secret spiced apple juice will warm you up on a cold pre-Christmas morning.
- 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups icing sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
- 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
In a large bowl, cream, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Stir in sour cream and peel. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough into three balls; cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until easy to handle.
Remove one portion of dough from the refrigerator at a time. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2-in. star cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For frosting, in a small bowl, combine the icing sugar, butter, extract, and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Makes 9 dozen.
Spring is one of our favourite times of the year... we're spoiled here with our stunning plum-blossom lined path. Here is a pic from 2012.