Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lemon cookies are the best thing in the world.

I love lemon.  Lemon cookies are the best thing in the world.  
Oh yes, best enough to mention that twice.
I found this recipe a few months ago on the Whisk Kid blog, and made these on a rainy afternoon. 
Over on her blog she made them thinner and crispier, but I like nothing more than chewy cookies.  
So I made them thicker, and they were lovely. 
Especially when served with tea, fresh roses and a good book. 
Lemon Cookies
1/2 c (118 g) unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 c (149 g)sugar
1 egg, room temp
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice (I just used the juice of half a lemon)
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest (I used the zest from the whole lemon)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 c (156 g) flour

Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
Cream together the butter and sugar, then add the egg, juice, zest and vanilla. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Drop by 1 1/2 tsps onto lined baking sheets and bake 10-12 min until lightly golden around edges. Let cool on sheets one minute before placing on racks to cool completely.   Makes about 2 dozen.

Lemon Icing
1 c (150 g) icing sugar
4-6 Tbsp lemon juice

Beat together and drizzle over cooled cookies. 

 Enjoy the deliciousness!
What's your favourite cookie?


5 comments:

  1. oh! they look yummy!
    I like all sweets with fresh lemon, so maybe I will try also this cookies.
    The plate on the first photo I fall in love, this little flowers in green and blue, just sweet!

    And thank you for the good luck in the spoonflower contest.

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  2. they look great. a must try. (:

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  3. yummmmm. have you tried the lemon bites from costco?? uh-mazing.

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  4. I must try these. I am slightly obsessed with lemons!

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  5. Hi,
    Thank you so much for your sweet message on Pinterest! Your'e so nice! Sorry I took forever to send you a comment, I was looking for the Pinterest wall and never found it!:) FYI, my favorite cookie is the one with the M&Ms!

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