Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lemon Sugar Cookies


Sorry for the overload of lemon lately, but I had to share these cookies ASAP! I debated waiting a few days to post these so that there wouldn't be 3 lemon treats in a row, but they are too good to not post.

Lorelei from Mermaid Sweets blogged about these cookies on Sunday and I knew I had to make them. I made a half batch of these cookies yesterday which was good and bad. It was good because that meant there were less cookies for me to eat! It was bad because that meant there were less cookies for me to eat! I kept 2 cookies here at home and took the rest to a friends house. Everyone LOVED them!

These delicious lemon cookies remind me of a snickerdoodle (Lorelei said the same thing, too!)... chewy and oh so yummy! This cookie has broken its way into my favorite cookies of all time club! I can't wait to make them again! Hmmm... I still have lemons staring at me.... ;)


Lemon Sugar Cookies
Recipe from Baking Bites
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsp lemon zest
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tbsp sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and lemon zest until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Gradually mix in the flour at low speed, making sure to incorporate all of the flour and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Place remaining 2-3 tbsp sugar in a small bowl. Shape 1-inch balls of dough, roll in the sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until set but not browned (or only very lightly on the bottom). Edges should be slightly firm. Cool cookies on the pan for a minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 4 dozen

14 comments:

Bunny said...

DON'T apologize for the lemon treats I LOVE them!! You've hit 2 of my weaknesses here. I love sugar cookies, seriously. I haven't found a recipe to copycat my favorite store bought cookie yet, the Pepperidge Farms Sugar cookie, I love lemon so this cookie is a winner for me. I'm making these today!!

April said...

These look fantastic! I love a good lemon cookie!

Netts Nook said...

Anything lemon works for me. Your cookies look great can't wait to give them a try.

SUGAR B said...

Nothing is wrong with extra lemon treats! Love the fact that you made lemon cookies!

Early this year, I went lemon-crazy from extra Meyer lemons . . lemon cupcakes, cakes, etc. It was so good! :)

Tracey said...

I was tempted by those when I saw them on Lorelei's site too :) Yours look fantastic!

Megan said...

Hmm, I have a few lemons staring at me as well.......

pinkstripes said...

Oh yum. Those sound wonderful. I bet they would be good with lime as well.

HoneyB said...

Looks like we are all in agreement - the lemons are awesome! I will have to try these out since you are giving them such a thumbs up!

Katy ~ said...

I love lemon cookies! These are very similar to ones that I make so I KNOW yours are delicious! YUM YUM YUM!

margot said...

I saw those on Lorelei's site and thought the looked delicious, and now with your comment about putting them in the favorite cookie club, I'll have to try them!

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a clever photo with the two lemons proping up the cookie!! How cute.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Ohh - so glad that you tried these and liked these. Thanks for the blog recognition. These sure were good weren't they! I love lemons, never too much.

Talita said...

Yummm.. sounds delicious! I'll bake it soon! Your blog is awesome!

Pamela said...

Ugh...I have to try these!! They sound amazing and I'm craving the one I see in the picture.

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