Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lemon Cookies

I've been eyeing those mediocre cookies in the grocery store for so long I finally caved and made some of my own. But not just any cookies - lemon cookies! I love the dough these cookies make - not so wet that I can't touch it without getting a sticky mess all over my fingers. This makes it easy to scoop and shape the dough on the cookie sheets. I decided to make them smaller than your average cookie since I have yet to acquire an ice cream scoop and only had a tablespoon to use for scooping. This actually worked out perfectly and made soft, chewy, 1 or 2-bite cookies that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

2 cups + 2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 butter, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a cookie sheet or two with parchment paper.

Cream the melted butter and sugars together with an electric mixer. Add the egg and egg yolk and beat until combined. Mix in the vanilla and lemon extract, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until completely incorporated.

Drop tablespoonfuls of batter on to the greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

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