Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lemon Cookies {All Things Pretty}

I am so excited to link up with Niki, Amanda, Jade, and Bethany for...
 the All Things Pretty Linky Party!
This sounded like so much fun, and of course I love pretty things.

Today, I'm sharing Lemon Cookies.
I had the urge this week to make something sweet but tart, and use the lemons I've had sitting in the fruit basket.

Ta-da! Lemon Cookies!


Here's what you need:


1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
Lemon juice (from 1/2 a lemon)
Lemon zest (from a whole lemon)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup flour

Here's what you do:

Preheat oven to 350F

Cream butter and sugar

Add lemon juice, zest, egg, & vanilla

don't you just love this measuring spoon? it sits flat on the counter!

Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt then mix 
(don't over-mix)


Refrigerate dough for approximately 20 minutes.
I didn't do this and think the cookies would form better if the dough is slightly chilled.

Drop by teaspoon-fulls onto cookie sheet
 I love using my cookie scoop- it's so easy and makes perfect scoops. A spoon will work just fine, though!


Bake for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown.


Let cool for a couple minutes, then transfer to wire rack. 
Let cookies cool completely.

Optional:
Lemon glaze
I think the cookies taste great without the glaze but if you are a glaze/frosting type of person, you might enjoy this last step.

Mix ~1/2 cup powdered sugar and juice from 1/2 lemon together to form a paste.
Drizzle over cooled cookies.


These taste like sugar cookies with a hint of lemon tart-ness. Perfect for summer!
Enjoy!
(adapted from this recipe)

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's pretty things today.

All Things Pretty Linky Party

If you are stopping by from the link-up, say hi! I love making new friends!





8 comments :

  1. These look SO good. I'm going to have to try them. I love lemon and the glaze looks so yummy!

    I love that measuring spoon too - it's so fun!

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  2. These look DELICIOUS!!! I'm glad you had the urge ;)

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  3. These look sooo yummy!!!! I love lemon flavored anything!! :) Showing some <3 from the all things pretty link party. XO Lynds @ ItMom

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  4. Those look delish! I shall be making them. I am obsessed with anything lemon these days! It must be the tartness.

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  5. Oh. Dear. I could definitely go for one of these cookies right about now. They look delish! I'll have to try out this recipe sometime for sure! Thanks for sharing & thanks for linking up! :)

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  6. Stopped by from the link-up and your cookies look delicious!

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  7. Coming by from the linky party. These look A-MAZE-ING!!!

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