Soft Lemon Cookies: A Zesty Delight for Your Sweet Tooth

1. Introduction

Are you craving something sweet yet zesty? Our Soft Lemon Cookies are the perfect blend of tangy lemon and sweet sugar, creating a delightful treat that’s sure to please your taste buds. These cookies, with their soft texture and burst of lemon flavor, are a fantastic addition to any dessert table. Whether you’re hosting a tea party, looking for a comforting snack, or simply indulging in a sweet treat, these cookies are the ideal choice. They are easy to bake and even more delightful to eat, making them a favorite for both novice bakers and seasoned pastry chefs. Get ready to be enveloped by the enticing aroma of freshly baked lemon cookies that will have everyone in your household saying, “Yummy”!

2. Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

3. Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

4. How to Prepare

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a larger bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, followed by lemon juice, zest, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  4. Gradually mix in dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto your prepared sheets.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  8. Once cooled, dust with powdered sugar.

5. Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes

6. Servings

This recipe yields approximately 24 cookies.

7. FAQs

Q: Can I use lemon extract instead of lemon zest? A: Yes, you can substitute lemon extract, but the zest provides a fresher flavor.

Q: How long can these cookies be stored? A: They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Q: Can I freeze the cookie dough? A: Absolutely! Freeze it for up to 3 months, and thaw in the refrigerator before baking.

Q: Are these cookies very sweet? A: They have a balanced sweetness, complemented by the tartness of the lemon.

Q: Can I add nuts or chocolate chips? A: Yes, you can customize by adding nuts or chocolate chips for a different texture.

8. Conclusion

Our Soft Lemon Cookies recipe is a delightful way to add a touch of zest to your baking repertoire. These cookies, with their soft center and tangy lemon flavor, are a crowd-pleaser and a perfect treat for any occasion. They are simple to make, yet their flavor and texture are sophisticated enough to impress. Enjoy baking and sharing these delicious cookies, and don’t forget to watch as your friends and family say “Yummy”! Join our community of happy bakers and be sure to add your name to our active member list. Happy baking! 🥰