Dairyland Review: Lemon Softies

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These little lemon softies are delicious and are a great recipe for this holiday season.They are quick and easy to make and use pretty basic ingredients.For this actual cookie I was able to incorporate Dairyland European Style butter and Regular Sour Cream into the recipe.These ingredients are super important for the overall texture and flavor of these softies.So are you wondering how easy this recipe really is?

Well to break it down for you it only includes five directions for the whole recipe. So I can see everyone making this cookie recipe and it doesn't even matter what level you are at in baking.So I feel the recipe itself gets two thumbs up from me.

Now for the ingredients that work so well together to create layers of flavor and texture.The Dairyland butter and sour cream are what create that rich flavor;however more importantly give us that soft and tender texture we need in these lemon softies.Then we have the lemon zest,which creates that lemon flavor we love so much along with the nutmeg that give just enough spice to balance out the lemon.Then we have the rich and sweet golden raisin that also create a slight chewiness to these cookie.They can no way be thrown out of this cookie recipe, they are too important in flavor.Then lastly we have the almonds which bring more crunchy texture then flavor.So overall, these cookies are mildly sweet and its the flavored ingredients themselves that give so much flavor.

These cookies were excellent,easy to make and the Dairyland products were great in this recipe.The butter and sour cream were rich and creamy,which created a rich and flavorful cookie.I give two thumbs up again, overall.Just wait though once your done making these lemon softies you can pair a delicious drink with it.Just combine Dairyland 1% Chocolate Milk plus coffee liqueur to create a rich and sweet drink.Its a delicious combination with these lemon softies.Definitely a great drink for this holiday season!

So I hope everyone enjoyed my review and be sure to try out this cookie and drink recipe.Be sure to stay tune for more Dairyland reviews coming up!


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 The Recipe

Lemon Softies Adapted From Woman's Day Desserts By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley

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1/2 cup of Dairyland European Style Butter,softened
 1 cup granulated sugar
1 lg egg, room temp
1/2 cup Dairyland Regular Sour Cream
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
 2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 tbsp freshly grated lemon peel


Preheat oven to 375F.

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Beat the 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup granulated sugar in a lg bowl.Until light and fluffy.

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Add the egg, sour cream, baking powder,baking soda, nutmeg,salt and vanilla to the butter mixture.Beat until blended.

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Add the all purpose flour, chopped almonds,raisins and grated lemon peel.Stir.


Drop by heaping tsp on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 11 minutes per batch.You want lightly golden brown.

Then they will turn out like this.

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