Lovely Lemons

Lemons are one of my favorite fruits. I like lemons in water, with green tea, squeezed over a big salad, and my favorite – baked with a piece of fish.

Recently I have been experimenting with using lemons in baking. Over the weekend I trialled a lemon cookie recipe and they turned out to be scrumptious so I thought I would share it.

Lovely Lemon Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds (I threw them in my blender)
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg until well blended. Add lemon juice and peel.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Add almonds.
  4. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  5. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned (cookies will not brown on top).
  7. Remove immediately and transfer cookies to wire racks; cool for 5 minutes
  8. Roll in powdered sugar and enjoy!

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