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!