Some people make a new ornament each Christmas. I’m going to make a new cookie recipe.
½ lb butter
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest
5 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup sour cream
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon water
about three dozen pecans for garnish
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.