Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies - real lemon

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Stacia Osborn

By
@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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies - real lemon

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.

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