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Lemon Cookies

When life gives u lemons….

I say run down to the store and get yourself a pound of sugar,

And make cookies!

I can’t think of anything more suited than good ole plain granulated sugar to offset the sourness of lemons.  There are of course other sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, etc… But each of them has their own distinct flavour and scent, and thus tend to mask the citrus-ey goodness in lemons.

So i have paired the two together in this chewy lemon sugar cookies,

And a little goes a long way with the lemons, cause one lemon, with its juice and zest, was able to zing up a whole batch of cookies.

And what i love best about these cookies is the sugar crunch on the surfaces. The dough of these cookies are rolled in sugar before they are sent to bake.

The crunch was not only deliciously sweet, it also gave a very nice contrast to the softly baked, chewy cookies.

And to maintain that chewy, and soft texture, i have baked these till they are just of the palest, lightest colour.

So if you are in need of a lil’ sunshine, give these light refreshing cookie a try!

PS; I am also submitting this to Aspiring Baker #5 : Fruity March. Thank you Jess at Bakericious for hosting the wonderful event! I cant wait to see what the other bloggers came out with! 🙂

Chewy Lemon Cookies

from Patentandthepantry.wordpress.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.

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  1. March 8, 2011 at 7:15 am

    a light and refreshing cookie!

  2. March 8, 2011 at 7:16 am

    your cookies look so thin & crispy~ 😉

  3. March 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Mmm, I’ve got a lot of lemon zest and juice just sitting in my freezer waiting to be used. This sounds like a great way to make the most of them. I know you said use the zest of one lemon, but I kind of already zested all my lemons previously and the zest is all in one big container. Do you know how much zest you got from one lemon?

  4. March 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    The cookies look yummy and I can imagine how delightfully fresh they taste!!!

  5. March 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    What a nice and light cookie! I love chewy sugar cookies the best and I’m sure the lemon was just enough zing of flavor!

  6. March 8, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    i love lemon! is so refreshing and is like my ecstacy ;D those cookies look so yummy and i can smell the fragrance! (:

  7. March 9, 2011 at 12:10 am

    This kind of cookies will not be able to stop at 1! 🙂

  8. March 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    wow, they look light..very nicely done! i like the various colours of your cups..very nice for picture taking!

  9. March 10, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I love your pictures on this post, great “food props”. I wish I was as creative as you while taking my pictures!

  10. April 20, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    I just made these, absolutely amazing and gooey, I was worried at first about them only being in the oven for so little but they are simply perfect. I took some creative liberty and added some rosemary into the mix for a little kick.

  11. September 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    What an all round amazingly written blog

    • crustabakes
      October 10, 2011 at 1:37 pm


  12. November 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Curiously, a well written blog..

  13. Alexander
    March 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    This has officially become my go-to cookie, super lemony, tangy, and reminiscent of summer regardless of season. Beautiful, I’ve made these more than I can remember.

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