Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lemon Lemon Sugar Cookies (Cookies so Lemony I named 'em Twice) - 52 Cookie Recipes

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OH BOY... A new favorite cookie.

I am constantly on the look out for an Adult Cookie.  Certainly something that satisfies the sweet tooth in us all, but also mixes flavors (in this case sweet and sour) and has a real PUNCH of flavor.  You will need to break out your microplane zester for this as the recipe features the ZEST of SEVEN lemons.  That's where the real lemon flavor is.

No need for frosting, sprinkles or funny shapes... Just big girl grown up flavors that pack that PUNCH!

Be sure to check out yesterday's post on how to make the Lemon Sugar that really makes these beauties sing!

Feel free to cut in half (or quarters). But as I imply, I was making these for a BIG group. I served two lunches (20 people each), delivered 3 dozen to friends and still had a couple dozen left for me! This recipe made almost 10 dozen silver dollar size cookies, 120

OK... Here's what I did...

Lemon Lemon
Sugar Cookies
(Cookies so Lemony I named 'em Twice)

  • 4 Sticks (2 Cups) Butter, Softened
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Lemon Extract
  • Zest from 4 Large Lemons
  • Juice from 2 Large Lemons
  • 4-1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Cup Lemon Sugar (mix 1 Cups Sugar with the zest of 3 Lemons)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Line cookie sheets with parchment papers
  2. Cream Together Butter and Sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  3. Add the Lemon Extract, Juice and Zest from the lemons and the Eggs (one at a time). Continue to mix for another minute until thoroughly mixed.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together Baking Powder, Sea Salt and the Flour.
  5. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry. Fold together. Mix until just combined, do not over mix.
  6. Use a 1 TBS size scoop and make uniform size "balls" of cookie dough. Roll each "ball" in the Lemon Sugar, coating generously. Place on Cookie Sheet about 2 inches apart. Take the back of a spoon and lightly press down on each cookie.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes until just barely starting to brown.
  8. Allow to cool for 3 minutes on the cookie sheets before moving to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.
  9. Serve with a Cup of tea, coffee or Ice Cold Glass of Milk and ENJOY!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook COOKIE, BARS and TRUFFLES"!!!

Old school like classic criss cross peanut butter to new takes on interesting recipes like a beautiful Red Velvet with the cream cheese mixed inside the cookie, accented with white chocolate chips!  Even a Pineapple Cream Cheese EASY Bar with only 5 ingredients! 
Stop on by, there's always a new cookie in the cookie jar!

This recipe has also been added to my growing list of
"52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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  1. 4 sticks of butter?! 3 cups of sugar?! 4 1/2 cups of flour?!
    How many cookies are we making here?

    1. Will update the recipe... feel free to cut in half (or quarters). But as I imply, I was making these for a BIG group. I served two lunches (20 people each), delivered 3 dozen to friends and still had a couple dozen left for me! This recipe made almost 10 dozen silver dollar size cookies, 120