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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lemon Cookies

When these came out of the oven, I ate eight of them.

Then I put the rest in a big rubbermaid container for my husband to guard with his life.

Then a friend came over and ate eight.

Then my husband actually ate a few (SCORE!).

Then they were gone.

And that's all I'm going to say about these cookies.

Lemon Sugar Cookies
I think this made 28 cookies, but I can't quite remember.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Zest of one lemon
3/4 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract (I doubled this)
1 tbsp lemon juice
extra sugar for rolling the cookies in
  • Preheat the oven to 350 (unless you want to chill your dough first)
  • Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar together
  • Dump in the egg, zest, juice, and vanilla
  • Mix the salt, baking soda and powder into the flour, then add the flour to the sugar mixture a little at a time, beating in between additions
  • I find the dough is easier to form into smooth balls if you chill it first. If you're in a rush, go ahead and form small balls, rolling them in granulated sugar before placing them on the cookie sheet
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, until just barely beginning to brown. You want them to be soft and cakey on the inside
  • Practice restraint and try to eat only one or two. Not eight.

1 comment:

  1. Ok so it may be 8:30 in the morning but I want one of these now!! They look absolutely delicious! :) So glad I found your blog and excited to be your new follower!