Gram Opal's Sugar Cookies

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My grandma, Opal June Carlson (Gram C), made these cookies whenever my dad and I came to her cottage on Lake Okoboji for a visit. Although at the time I picked off the pecan halves that my 7-year-old self didn't yet appreciate, these simply delicious cookies were amazing and will live forever in my heart along with my Gram C!

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract

Icing:

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon hot water, or as needed

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 24 whole pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Sift flour, baking soda, and 1/8 teaspoon salt together in a bowl.

  3. Beat 1 cup butter, white sugar, and egg in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add flour mixture, vanilla extract, and lemon extract to butter mixture; stir until dough is well blended. Roll cookie dough into walnut-size balls and place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Press each ball down with the bottom of a glass to flatten slightly.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until baked through, 6 to 7 minutes. Cool.

  5. Stir confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup melted butter, hot water, and vanilla together in a bowl until sugar is completely dissolved and icing is smooth. Spread icing on cooled cookies and top each cookie with a pecan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 136mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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