You are here: Home » Recipes » Lemon Sour Cream Cookies Lemon Sour Cream Cookies Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 4 dozen This zesty little treats make the perfect after dinner snack. PrintEmail Ingredients 1/2 cup butter1/3 cup shortening1 cup sugar3/4 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon mace1/4 teaspoon baking soda dash salt1/3 cup sour cream1 -- egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 1/2 cups flour2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel Instructions Beat the butter and shortening at medium to high speed in a large mixer bowl for 30 seconds. Add the sugar, baking powder, mace, baking soda and salt and beat well, scraping the side of the bowl occasionally. Beat in the sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as possible. Stir in remaining flour and lemon peel using a wooden spoon. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions. Chill, covered, for 1 to 2 hours or until the dough is easy to handle. Roll each portion 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick on a floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with floured 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place 1/2-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375F for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on wire racks. Decorate as desired. Note: Do not substitute margarine for butter in this recipe. Recipe reprinted with permission from America’s Most-Loved Community Cookbooks Recipes Worth Sharing(Nashville, Tn., 2008).