Mardi Gras King Cake Cookies

Lisa Book Club : Mardi Gras King Cake Cookies . Enjoy with Saturday book.

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1¾ cup sugar, divided
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon extract
  • 2 Tbs ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cream of tarter
  • Icing:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup warm water (may add more if needed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In large bowl, cream butter, 1¼ cups sugar, and ½ Tbs ground cinnamon until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg yolks, honey, vanilla and lemon extracts.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cream of tarter and gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. In a shallow bowl or baking dish (I used an 8×8 Pyrex dish), combine remaining sugar and cinnamon. (Depending on how much you like cinnamon you may adjust your cinnamon and…

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