Monday, March 15, 2010

Lemon-Butter Cookies

I guess lemons are in abundance this time of year... co-workers and friends seem to bring buckets around to just give them away! So of course, I snagged a few... with this super easy and yummy recipe in mind!

Lemon-Butter Cookies
adapted from special issue magazine

1C Butter, softened
3/4C Granulated Sugar (154g)
2t finely shredded lemon peel (about 2 lemons)
2C AP flour (10.75oz)
Powdered Sugar (optional - for sprinkling)

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat butter for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed.
Beat in lemon zest. Then beat in flour. Mix any unincorporated flour by hand, then drop dough onto baking sheets. (Parchment lined or ungreased). I used a 1.5T cookie scoop and placed them approx. 2 inches apart. Cookies will not spread much and will keep the domed shape.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until edges are light brown.
Transfer to a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

And since all my friends are my guinea pigs... I worked on some packaging ideas to give some of these cookies away. (If I'm fattening them all up, I should at least present the treats on something better than a paper plate right?)


MaryMoh said...

Lemon cookies are my favourite. I love to eat them any time. Yours look very delicious. You are so lucky to get lemons free.

Bob said...

I wish people would show up around here to give lemons away! I love lemon cookies.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Those look so soft and scrumptious! And your packages are adorable!

Joie de vivre said...

Beautiful and delicate. I love the packaging idea!

Joie de vivre said...

Thanks for visiting Jenn! I'm experimenting with blog names for my boys. I thought Sweet Face and Doe Eyes sounded kinda gangster too, but when taken literally were quite true!