Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Found at http://mennonitegirlscancook.blogspot.com, this is a delicious, simple cookie. I didn't have any lemon peel, so I omitted it, but I could still taste the faint hint of lemon flavour from the juice. I underbaked these just a little so they'd stay chewy.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon juice
- finely grated peel of 1 lemon
- 2 3⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- additional sugar for rolling cookie (regular or coarse)
- Beat butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
- Add egg, vanilla, lemon juice and grated lemon peel. Mix well.
- Stir together dry ingredients in a small bowl and add gradually to the creamed mixture until well blended.
- Form rounded tsp of dough into balls and roll in sugar (if you use coarse sugar, it will look more "sparkly!").
- Bake in preheated oven at 350F for 8-10 minutes, just until lightly browned on the bottom. (this makes a soft, chewy cookie; if you want crispier, bake until they're lightly browned on top.).
- Allow to cool on pan slightly before removing to cooling rack.