Friday, March 23, 2012

Chewy Lemon Cookies


We love lemon. And we loved these cookies. They are chewy, sweet, not overwhelmingly lemon but just a hint so you know it's there, yummy cookies. And the best part....?

There are no eggs in this recipe. Do you know what that means?? You can eat the dough!! And let me tell ya, it's DELICIOUS!

These were a nice little spring recipe with the honey and citrus. You've gotta try 'em!

What you need:

1 3/4 Cups Flour
Pinch of Salt
8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
Zest from 2 Lemons
2/3 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Powdered Sugar, for Coating

What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper OR spray well with non stick cooking spray. Either way works. In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour and salt. Set to the side.

2. With an electric mixer, cream together butter, lemon zest, sugar, and honey. Mix until very smooth. 

3. In a small cup, combine the lemon juice and baking soda. With the mixer on low, add in the flour mixture and lemon juice mixture. Be sure it is well mixed, you may have to do some by hand.

4. Roll the dough into balls, about 1-inch or so. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, less if you would like them a little more gooey. That's how we wanted the second batch and loved them a little gooey-er : ). Let them cool for a few minutes and coat in powdered sugar.

Original recipe here.





23 comments:

  1. Yummmmmmmmmm! Man, seriously drooling over these Whit! I've been sick and haven't had much of an appetite all week but these definitely have me wanting to get back in the kitchen. I've never eaten lemon cookie dough...I'm sure it's to die for!

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    1. Thanks Brit!! I think you would really like these, Zach may even like them because they aren't overwhelmingly lemon. The dough tastes more honey like than anything. It's GOOD!

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  2. These look and sound yummy! Must give them a try, thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  3. Hahaha! I promise I'm not making this up: when I saw that first picture the first thing I thought was "Wow. That's some great lighting!" I'll hold your reflector any day, darlin'. :) And these were KILLER!

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  5. Girl, you're killin' me! First with the Oreo Pudding Poke Cake and now these. These sound and look delish! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for the Versatile Blogger Award! : )

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  6. Ohhh.. I love lemon too! And I love eating the dough! Cant wait to try these :)

    Ps.. make sure you link this up to my party :)

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  7. Thank you for this! They look delicious and I have been wanting cookie dough so bad but haven't been able to eat it because of the eggs! I'll be making these soon!

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    1. Haha glad I could help out with your cookie dough craving! If you make this let me know what you think, we loved it!

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  8. I love lemon! These look delicious. I like the no-egg part, but honestly, I'll eat cookie dough no matter what;) Thanks for linking up to Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm with you, I will eat cookie dough no matter what! It's to good to say no to! Also, thanks for the feature! : )

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  9. Just re-dropping in to tell you that I am awarding you the Versatile Blogger Award today on our blog. Have a great week!

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  10. oh my YUM!!! i need to make these immediately!!!!
    xo TJ

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  11. These look DELISH!! I love lemon and they just seem so fresh! Saw you at the Grant Life!

    Blessings,
    Lori

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  12. nice idea.. thanks for sharing....

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  13. These look wonderful!! I'm your newest follower from "Couponing & Cooking"Blog hop. If you get a chance - please checkout my blog:
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    Thanks
    Angie

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  14. These look great. Sounds like they would be perfect for a hot summer day.

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday
    http://www.couponingncooking.com/2012/04/mealtime-monday-recipe-link-up-party-1.html

    Kaylee @ Couponing & Cooking

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  15. I added chopped rosemary to one batch and pistachios to another. Give it a try with these delicious cookies to add another flavor dimension.

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