Pucker Up Lemon Cookies

Friday, March 21, 2014






Happy Friday everyone!  It's officially spring!  Soon we'll be opening all the windows to fill the house with fresh air and light.  After this horrific winter I may actually shed a tear that day.  With the warm weather comes cravings for spring flavors and nothing screams spring like a lemon.  These cookies are a great way to celebrate the new season and get you geared up for the upcoming Easter holiday.  They are the perfect balance of sweet and tart.  Bubba doesn't usually go for tart treats, but he fell in love with this cookie.  With this simple recipe you can whip up a batch in no time.  If you don't have cake flour you can use all AP Flour for this recipe.  I like to cut it with cake flour because I believe it makes a better cookie, but I leave that for you to decide.   

Pucker Up Lemon Cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 cup + 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 cup + 1 tablespoon cake flour
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 + 1/4 cups granulated sugar
Zest of two lemons = 1 1/2 tablespoons
1 large egg, room temperature
1 large egg yolk, room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lemon Glaze

1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat and set aside.  In a separate bowl mix flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.  In the large bowl of standing mixer (or bowl for hand mixer) using the paddle attachment cream the butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest until pale and fluffy.  One by one mix in and fully incorporate large egg, yolk and vanilla extract.  Slowly add in dry mixture.  Stop from time to time and scrape down the sides.  Mix just until just combined.  Use a spoon to scoop dough out onto cookie sheet.  Bake for 9-11 minutes.

Lemon Glaze

Mix confectioners sugar with fresh lemon juice together.  If you would like a thinner icing simply add a little lemon juice at a time to achieve correct consistency.  Place in a sandwich bag a fully seal.  cut a small corner of the bag and use to pipe glaze on cookies.  



34 comments:

  1. These cookies look amazing and just perfect for spring. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Oooooh yum! These do look perfect for spring! I know, I am itching for spring to come and enjoy the fresh foliage!

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    1. It can't get here soon enough! These lemon cookies do make you feel like spring could be here any day.

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  3. I love lemon cookies...I am going to try these! The cake flour and cornstarch sounds like a nice option. Stopping by & pinning from 'Manic Monday'.

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    1. Hi Kim, I think cake flour makes all the difference with certain cookies. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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  4. This looks so yummy :) I would love if you would share this on my Friday T.G.I.F. Linky Party

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  5. Love to bake with lemon and I agree cake flour does make better cookies

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    1. It really can make a world of difference!

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  6. Thank you for the delicious sounding recipe! I'm fortunate to have a lemon tree, and I frequently give lemons as gifts. Now I will sometimes include your recipe (with the beautiful photos!), and maybe even a few cookies. This was really sweet of you; thank you again!

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  7. Oh, how I adore lemon cookies! And yours look so beautiful and springy :)

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  8. These sound/look positively delish! Thanks for sharing with us. We'd love it if you would hop on over to this weeks Tell it To Me Tuesday and link up with us! http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/03/tell-me-about-it-tuesday_24.html

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  9. Oh yum! These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Makers link party! :)

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  10. YUM! I love lemon-y desserts, I will have to try these cookies for sure!

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  11. Oh, I sure did pin it! Wow. They looks so beautiful. I love lemon cookies.
    If you have a moment, stop by my site and share it on today's blog hop? My readers will LOVE it.

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  12. Mmmm, I love lemon anything, especially cookies. These look so delicious! Definitely pinning for future reference. Thank you for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

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    1. Thanks so much Mel!! You host a great party!!

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  13. Oh my, these look heavenly! I love lemon cookies, cakes....anything lemon! I found you through Krafty Inspiration's Thursday Link Party and would like to invite you to participate in my link party tomorrow (It's Finally Friday Link-a-Long with a theme of all things homemade during the month of March) at http://www.GoCrochetCrazy.blogspot.com

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  14. These look so yummy! I love anything lemon :)I would love for you to share this tip on my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party @ www.mamasblogcentral.com :)

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  15. I love lemon cookies, and these look amazing! Love your Pin-it button too! :)

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  16. My taste buds are puckering just thinking about these cookies! I'd like to invite you to link up at Simple Supper Tuesday.
    http://www.hunwhatsfordinner.com/2014/03/simple-supper-tuesday-56.html

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  17. These sound so delicious! I have a thing for lemon anything really :o) Thanks for sharing; pinning to my food board now! I can't wait to try them! Have a great week!

    croppedstories@gmail.com

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  18. These look absolutely delicious! I wish I had a couple to eat right now!

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  19. Im always on the look out for new biscuit/cookie recipes. These do look delicious, Pinning!!! Found through the link a long at Crochet Crazy.

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  20. I have a question...are you saying to use both flour AND cake flour OR one or the other? And if you are saying to use two cups of flour can we use regular AP flour for both of those cups plus the little bit additional? Just curious! Thank you.

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    1. Hi Jenna,
      Yes, I'm saying to use 1/2 AP flour and 1/2 cake flour. I've broken it down for you in the recipe. If you don't have cake flour it's perfectly OK to use all AP flour. I just think cake flour makes a better cookie.

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  21. Yum! These sound so good, I love lemon anything! Pinned!

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  22. I love lemon flavored anything and these cookies look and sound delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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  23. You list two tablespoons of lemon juice in the cookie ingredients but then don't include them in the making of the cookies. So does that just go in when I put in the eggs, vanilla, etc?

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out. Yes, it goes in when you do the eggs and vanilla. I've made the necessary correction to the directions.

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  24. I love lemon anything!! These look extra amazing. I am pinning these - I want to make them for Easter. Thanks for linking up to Wordy Wednesday!

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  25. Congratulations! This post will be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and Tweeted. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing on my T.G.I.F. linky party :) Have a great day!

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