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Lemon Cookies

April 2007
Lemon Cookies

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All the ingredients for this timeless treat are on our Every Day On-Hand Essentials list.

Makes: 18 servings

Prep: 25 mins

Bake: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 stick  (4 ounces) unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • Grated peel of 2 lemons, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Line 3 large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Using an electric mixer, combine the butter, 1 cup sugar, the lemon peel and juice until fluffy. Mix in the egg. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and combine.
  2. Place the remaining cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into balls, then roll in the sugar. Place on the prepared cookie sheets a few inches apart. Bake until golden around the edges, about 15 minutes. Transfer the cookie sheets to racks to cool completely.
Tip Frozen assets
  • Spread ice cream or sorbet between the cookies and freeze to make ice cream sandwiches.