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Sponge Cake Cookies

 Sponge Cake Cookies
My heart's warmed by these cookies because the recipe comes from my grandmother. No wedding, shower or holiday gathering went by without our caring matriarch or her pretty little treats.
66 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring, optional
  • 4 cups flaked coconut, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • extract. Combine the flour and baking powder; gradually add to the
  • creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 400° for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat the butter, sugar, extract and salt until

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Sponge Cake Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • smooth. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Tint with
  • food coloring if desired. Frost cooled cookies. Sprinkle with
  • coconut if desired. Yield: 11 dozen.
Editor's Note: The amount of baking powder is correct.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 120 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.