“S” Marks The Spot…

Recipes - A Cup of Kathy

…the sweet spot.

Ah, Facebook. Who knows what you’ll find there. During a recent trip to FB Land, I saw a post from classmate Elaine, who I know is a wiz in the kitchen whether she’s cooking or baking. She shared a photo of some tempting “S” cookies that looked quite tasty, so I asked for the recipe. And when I read it and saw they were “melt in your mouth with a light lemon flavor,” I was inspired to share what I think would be the perfect summer treat with you.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon lemon extract


  • Combine softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each egg
  • Add lemon extract
  • Combine flour and baking powder. Add to butter mixture and mix well
  • Pinch about 1-inch of dough and roll into a 3-inch log between your hands. Shape into an “S”
  • Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes
  • Cool on wire rack


  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


  • Make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, lemon extract and milk
  • Dip the top of cookies in glaze and let dry on a rack

The first time I make these, I’ll follow the recipe because I’m a big lemon fan. But after that, who knows. My mind is already racing, wondering about using orange zest and orange extract. Then again, maybe rum extract, or vanilla or almond. A quick check of the McCormick’s website shows so many extract flavors, including raspberry, anise, lime, coconut and maple…and I just happen to like all of them, so it looks like I’ll be hitting the sweet spot often with these cookies!

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