Lemon-Cornmeal Cookies

cassie thornburg

By
@agirlsinger

Sometimes, you just gotta have a cookie. That's how I felt the other night, but I didn't want to go into a long and laborious, time consuming cookie making session. Those times are left to Christmas when I want to make special recipes that are a bit more involved and require a bit of attention to detail.

No, I wanted something very quick, easy, healthy and tasty. So I headed to my Everyday Food Magazine collection and found this recipe which filled the bill. I'm not sure, but I think these cookies have their origin in Italy. (don't quote me on that!). They are more of a "crunchy" cookie, rather than a soft and chewy cookie. They are great with a cup of tea and have a wonderful, fresh lemon taste.

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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
makes 24 cookies
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
55 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
yellow cornmeal
1 Tbsp
finely grated lemon zest (i used 2 small lemons)
1/2 tsp
salt
12 Tbsp
butter, unsalted (1 1/2 sticks)
3/4 c
sugar
1 large
egg

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, whisk together four, cornmeal, lemon zest and salt.

2a large bowl mix butter, sugar, and egg until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients until moistened.

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3Pinch off and roll dough between hands to form balls, each equal to 1 1/2 TBL (I used a small cookie scoop for uniform size). Place on 2 baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. With fingers or palm of hand, flatten balls to 3/4 inch thickness.

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4Bake until lightly browned around edges, 20-25 minutes; transfer to racks to cool completely.

enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Snacks
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #lemon, #cookie, #crunchy