Lemon cookies

December 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Posted in Cookies | Leave a comment
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Chewy Lemon Cookies

from patent and the pantry

from MyBakingAddiction.com

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one large lemon
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies

Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In a larger bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, lemon zest and juice.

Add in dry ingredients, beating until just combined. Roll rounded spoonfuls of dough into balls and then roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets, about 1 or 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. (Mine needed barely 8 minutes; they were not yet golden but I wanted them still pale and tender.) Remove from oven and let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cook on wire racks.

Makes 24 – 36 cookies.

I ended up making.. around 72? small cookies (15ml spoon size). added craisins and white chocolate and they both tasted good but it overpowers the lemony flavour and I liked it simple and plain so made the rest without.

They meant to look pail and white even after baking. Take them out as soon as they’re solidify and you can move the cookie as a whole on the cookie sheet. I baked them all for around 10 mins and the outside was chewy which the inside’s nice and soft. I baked the first batch for.. 20mins? till they turned golden brown but they actually turned out nice and crisp too (if that’s what you’re looking for). Oh and I thought they’ll flatten out/ melt and spread but they didn’t so I had to manually flatten them all.. anyone know why? is it because i didn’t have enough butter, the batter was too cold or.. ???

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