Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lemon Cookies

I seem to always choose to make recipes that include chocolate.. That is probably because I LOVE chocolate. I decided to make something lemony. I found this nice recipe for lemon cookies.  

I thought the dough was a little sticky and I had to cook the cookies for 11-13 minutes instead of the 9-11 that the recipe calls for.  They came out crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  The flavor was delicious.  My son really loved them.  He was very upset when I took the cookies to work and didn't bring any home for him.  I think I may try a recipe for Lemon Coolers soon.

recipe from Lauren's Latest

The cookies get rolled in powder sugar before baking so you get the crackle effect.

Lemon Cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated suger
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray set aside.  I use air-bake sheet so I do not have to grease them.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powder sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the bottoms to barely brown. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

I got about 2 dozen cookies. :)



  1. these looks amazing !! i just started a new job, and i'm already known as the "crafty one who likes to cook" .... they want food, and recipes like these are gonna deliver!!

  2. Yes. I too work with a 'hungry' bunch. All of the recipes here went over great at the station. Hope you enjoy baking for them as much as I do.


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