Crispy, chewy, and bursting with fresh lemon zestiness! These Eastern European-style lemon sugar cookies get their irresistible texture thanks to rich, creamy Bison Cottage Cheese.
This recipe uses:
Combine butter and Bison Cottage Cheese in stand mixer or medium bowl and blend until smooth. Add in 2-1/4 cups of flour and the baking powder; mix until soft dough forms.
Place the dough onto a lightly-floured surface and form into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a small bowl or dish combine the granulated sugar and lemon zest. Rub lemon into the sugar to release the oils. Stir to combine.
On a lightly-floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4" thickness and cut into 2-1/2" to 3” rounds.
Dip one side of the round into the lemon sugar mixture. Place a 1/8"- to 1/4"-sized dollop of lemon curd on one side of the sugared round. Fold round over and press lightly to hold in place.
Dip one half of the semi-circle into the sugar. Fold over on the non-sugared side and press to seal, creating a fanned quarter. Place the folded round onto a lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 23-25 minutes, or until cookies start to turn golden brown.
Remove from the baking sheet and cool on a rack. Serve and enjoy!