Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lemon Sugar Cookies

There's a cookie sale being held at work for a fund raiser in the next couple of weeks. I was asked to make some cookies for the event.


1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda

Lemon sugar mixture:
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup sugar
Pulse in a small food processor until mixed together

Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice until blended well. In another bowl mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Add to wet mixture. Chill dough for at least an hour.

Take about a tablespoon of chilled dough and roll into balls about the size of a walnut. Using a fork dipped into lemon sugar mixture, press down the cookie dough until flat. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until just lightly browned. Note: These cookies spread quite a bit so don't crowd on the cookie sheet.


Katy said...

What a great twist on sugar cookies. I LOVE lemon and I just know that I'm in love with these. I can't wait to make them. Hmmm..maybe this weekend...or even tonight... You have so many delicious recipes and I want to make them all!

Anj said...

Thanks, Katy. You're so sweet. I think you will like them.

Katy said...

I made your cookies tonight. And I just wanted to tell you that I am IN LOVE! Your lemon sugar cookies have to be one of the best cookies I've ever made!

May I refer to your site and blog them? I want everyone to know about these!

I can't stop eating them!

Anj said...

Hey Katy - so glad you liked the cookies. Absolutely you can use the recipe on your blog. Thanks!

Katy said...

I couldn't wait! I blogged them!

Emily said...

I think I would love lemon sugar cookies! I bet these were a hit.