Thursday, 27 September 2012

meet.make.lemon cookies.

I came across this recipe on Pinterest last week.... and immediately decided I needed to make these right away. I have a weakness for lemon flavoured things, and after a quick glance at the recipe I realized I had all of these things at home, so a trip to the grocery store wasn't even needed. 

My evening just got exciting. Baking lemon cookies, and so excited about it. 

You will need: 

½ cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
1-½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Stir in salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour slowly until just combined. 

Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte (not melty or shiny). Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. If you are using a non-stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.

My pictures do not do this recipe justice. Trust me. This recipe made the best little lemon-y shortbread-y drops of heaven ever. And I am NOT a talented baker. 

I hope you enjoy! 


  1. need to try make this cookie! Thanks for the recipe)

  2. YUMMY! pinning this now! Definitely going to try it soon. thanks!

  3. I pinned that exact same recipe, glad to hear they taste as delicious as they look! Gonna have to try them for sure now.

  4. I never made lemon cookies but I will definitely steal the recipe! :)Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I was already following your blog, but found you at the Bloglovin blog hop, so I'm following you on bloglovin now too. Leslie
    House on the Way

  6. I'm so excited to try this recipe....these look fantastic!!

    Thanks for linking up with us this weekend @ Keep Calm & Link Up! We're thrilled you chose to party with us again!
    xo, Meredith @

  7. Those sound so perfect for Autumn! I'm not much of a lemon-flavor fan, however I have had some cookies with lemon in them that totally rocked. :D And THESE sound delicious!

    P.S. I saw you were following my blog and hoped over - this blog is SO cute! What a fun idea. :D Jen and I way prefer staying in instead of going out.

  8. Wow! They look so yummy. I love shortbread so lemon shortbread would be fantastic!

  9. I love lemon anything! Over here from Marvelous Monday and now following you too! Inviting you to stop by when you get a chance...

  10. These look delicious! I made some chewy lemon cookies the other day: They are delicious, a refreshing bite of summer on a cold and rainy day over here!

  11. Yum!! Those looks sooooo goood!!! Following you on BlogLovin from the After9to5 Link up!! Feel free to followback!! Have a great week!!

  12. i love a good
    lemon cookie recipe
    to try

    just followed you
    on GFC
    via Chase The Star's hop!


  13. Yum lemon cookies! :) So you mailing me some? I just made some lemon cupcakes this weekend for Trev's bday. :)

  14. You have such a lovely blog! I found you from the blog hop! Am your newest follower xx

  15. mmm, these look so good! i love simple recipes :)

  16. Yummm! I'm a huge fan of lemon-flavored foods. <3 Started following via Bloglovin through Nine After Five's Tuesday Tango! :)

    xo, Adriana.

  17. Ooh these look delicious! I wish my oven wasn't broken...




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