• Lemon Cookies

    I think these are the first lemon cookies I've ever made. I wanted to bake something a little different than the cookies I normally make. These turned out pretty good! My family received them as Christmas gifts. Hopefully they enjoyed them. The recipe was simple and the cookies were light and puffy. I formed the cookies, rolled them in powdered sugar then baked them. This made the tops sweet and crunchy, which I liked. The tartness of the lemon balanced out the sweetness so they weren't too sweet. These cookies were the perfect little lemony bites.


    2 cups flour

    1½ tsp baking powder

    ½ tsp salt

    1 cup granulated sugar

    3 tsp lemon zest

    ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

    2 eggs, at room temperature

    ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

    ½ tsp vanilla extract

    ½ cup powdered sugar  

    -Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. 

    -With a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

    -Add the eggs, one at a time, mix until smooth.

    -Add the lemon juice and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth.

    -Add the flour mixture and mix until the dough just comes together.
 Chill the dough for 30 minutes       before continuing.

    -Preheat the oven to 350 F.
 Roll dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in powdered sugar until well            coated. Arrange 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.

    -Bake for 10-12 minutes. 

    Makes 20-24 cookies. You can find the original recipe here. I doubled the recipe since I was making them for several people. There were a few extra leftover so I treated myself!