Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lemon sugar cookies. yum !

A few days ago, my mother gave me a bag of lemons for me to finish. It was almost I was given an empty canvas. I was suddenly excited to bake. So I started to do a little searching for an appealing simple recipe, and I stumble upon this cookie recipe.
To be honest, I was a bit skeptical on how it would turn out, but boy, it does shows me.. the lemony taste, the little crisp at the edge of the cookie, the not-so-sweet taste.
I got the recipe from this page, but to be honest, I alter some of it, and it turns out to my liking.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest of two large lemons
  • juice of one large lemon, about 1 tablespoon
  • ¼ cup lemon sugar recipe for rolling cookies

Lemon sugar:

-mix 1/2 cup of granulated sugar with the zest of a large lemon.


  1. Preheat oven to 175 Celcius (350ยบ F) . Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  2. Cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and mix until well-combined.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice. Allow to sit for about 3 minutes to allow lemon flavor to develop.
  4. Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon full and roll into a ball.
  5. Add lemon sugar to a large bowl for rolling cookie dough in before baking. Place each ball of cookie dough into the bowl of lemon sugar and roll to coat well. Place cookie dough onto baking sheet, spacing about 1½-inches to 2 inches apart. Lightly press each cookie down. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

What I altered:
1- the lemon sugar: I add a bit more zest (perhaps a teaspoon), a pinch of salt and a few sprinkles of lemon juice.
2- I add 1/4 teaspoon of lemon flavoring to the dough. 
3- I did not roll the dough into a ball and roll it in the salt, rather, I just put the ball onto the lined baking pan, press it a bit with a wet spoon (to stop it from sticking to the spoon) and sprinkle some lemon sugar on top of the dough.

While taking the first bite, I also realized that this cookie is kind of posh, it's a bit too fancy to be eaten with milk, but it is nice to be paired with tea..

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