4 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 4 large eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon lemon extractWhite and Chocolate Frostings:4 cups powdered sugar 1/3 to 1/2 cup boiling water 1 ounce semi sweet or bitter chocolate, melted
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease;set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour,baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat at mediumspeed on an electric mixer the sugar and butter until fluffy.Beat in eggs, milk and extracts, until smooth. With a woodenspoon, stir in flour mixture until just mixed.
Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls ontobaking sheet about 2-inches apart.
Bake until edges are browned, about 15to 20 minutes.
For White and Chocolate Frostings: Placepowdered sugar in a bowl. Gradually stir in just enough boilingwater until its a thick spreadable mixture.
Remove half the sugar mixture to anotherbowl. Stir the melted chocolate into one half, leaving the otherhalf white.
With a pastry brush, decorate each cookiehalf with white frosting, half with chocolate. Place frostedcookies on wire racks to dry completely before storing.
Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.
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