Sponge Cake Cookies Recipe

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Sponge Cake Cookies Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
66 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:
66 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring, optional
  • 4 cups flaked coconut, optional

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
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 mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, extract and salt. 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.
Originally published as Sponge Cake Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p40

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 120 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring, optional
  • 4 cups flaked coconut, optional
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  2. 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.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, extract and salt. 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.
Originally published as Sponge Cake Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p40

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hauke User ID: 573585 40189
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2007

"Sure wish there was a photo of these. They sound very "light and tasty".  I added them to my recipe box."

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