Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies - real lemon

Stacia Osborn

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@tikitacky

Who knew that my desire to find a fabulous basic lemon cookie would lead me to post three of them here on JAP?

I was searching JAP this am for a basic lemon cookie without candy, nuts, filling, crusts or glaze. I am not a fan of cake mix cookies, or doctored store bought dough. I searched for many pages before giving up. Then I went to my recipes and posted #1 (real lemon cookies) from a newspaper clipping. The next was from MyBakingAddiction.

This one is from Pinch My Salt. And I am making this bad boy RIGHT NOW!


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Serves:

24 giant cookies

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

2 c
sugar, divided
2
zest of two lemons, divided
1 c
butter, softened
2
eggs, room temperature
1 tsp
vanilla
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
2 3/4 c
flour
1/4 tsp
salt
2 tsp
cream of tartar
1 tsp
baking soda

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare lemon sugar: In a mini food processor (I used my regular Cuisinart), blend 1/2 cup of sugar with 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Pulse several times until the lemon zest is incorporated into the sugar. Put sugar mixture in a shallow bowl and stir lightly with a fork to break up any clumps. Set aside.
2
Prepare cookie dough: In a medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, cream of tartar, and bakign soda. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and remaining 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Blend in eggs, one at a time; add vanilla, lemon juice, and remaining lemon zest. Add the flour mixture, one cup at a time, blending well after each addition until all flour is incorporated.
3
Refrigerate dough for one hour.
4
Preheat oven to 350. Shape cookies using a jumbo cookie scoop or your hands; shape two tablespoons of dough into a ball and roll in lemon sugar. Place ball of dough on prepared cookie sheet and press down lightly with the bottom of a glass until cookie is about 1/2 inch thick. Repeat. Six cookies will fit on one 18 x 13 baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies