2016 Christmas Cookie

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Some people make a new ornament each Christmas.  I’m going to make a new cookie recipe.

INGREDIENTS

½ lb butter

1 cup sugar

5 eggs

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest

5 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

½ cup sour cream

Icing

3 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon water

melted chocolate

about three dozen pecans for garnish

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cream together butter and sugar.

Add eggs one at a time then vanilla and zest.

Slowly add flour and baking powder

Mix in sour cream.

Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop dough on to baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until slightly browned. Let cool.

Prepare the icing by mixing powdered sugar, juice, and water until a desired consistency. Melt chocolate and set aside. Dip the tops of cookies in the icing, place a pecan on top and let it firm up. Drizzle with melted chocolate.

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