Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lemon Sugar Cookies


This cookies were really easy to make! And I love it when cookies have a few little cracks on top.


Adapted from The Boastful Baker.

Ingredients:

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

1 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

zest of 2 lemons

1/2 cup granulated or raw sugar for rolling cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper sprayed lightly with a nonstick baking spray.

In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Combine the 1/2 cup granulated or raw sugar in a shallow bowl with the lemon zest. This sugar will be used to roll the cookie dough. Combine the zest and sugar with a wooden spoon until the sugar is a light yellow color. Set aside.

Using a mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 3 to 5 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and lemon extract.

Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Mix until everything is combined and the mixture is just a little moist.


Roll the dough into balls about one tablespoon per ball. Roll the dough balls into the lemon zest sugar and put them on the prepared cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.



Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before removing them to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.



Make these for the lemon lover in your life!