Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lemon Cookies

We were eating dinner telling my oldest daughter about my niece. My niece was about to take a bite of her pizza when my husband told her that his name was on the pizza. She had told him it wasn't. Then he replied that it was on the bottom of the pizza. We actually thought she wouldn't fall for it when we saw her slyly lift the piece up and look. My oldest daughter thought it was funny and so did my son. My oldest daughter told him that he shouldn't be laughing. He said why. So, she said because gullible is written on the ceiling. He didn't fall for it this time but he has before. He probably went back later and looked. 
I will admit these cookies are tart but good. If you like lemons, you will really like these cookies.

Lemon Cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
2 lemons, zest and juiced (about 2 Tbsp zest and 1/2 cup juice)
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
Powdered sugar

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, lemon zest, and butter.
  3. Cream the sugar until fluffy. 
  4. Add the vanilla and lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Slowly, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. 
  6. On a piece of plastic wrap, form a disk and wrap well.
  7. Allow the dough to chill in the refrigerator for one hour. 
  8. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  9. Roll the chilled dough on parchment paper to 1/8 inch thick. 
  10. Cut the dough into desired shape.
  11. Place the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  12. Space the dough about 1 inch apart.
  13. Bake the cookies for 6 minutes and then rotate the baking sheet.
  14. Bake the cookies for another 6 minutes or until cooked through.
  15. Allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheet for at least 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack.
  16. Once the cookies have completely cooled. dust the cookies with powdered sugar.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Cookies.

One year ago.......................I made Asparagus.
Did you already know.........
-Lemons are native to Asia.
-A lemon tree can produce over 500 pounds of lemons in a year. 
-The majority of the commercial lemons produced in the U.S. are from California.
I would rather look at the cookies than the ceiling.

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