Friday, May 25, 2012
So So Yummy zesty lemon cookies
So a few days ago I had a craving for some so so yummy Lemon cookies. Riley and I both thought it was a great idea to make some before daddy got home, so to the kitchen we went...only to find out half way through whipping our butter, that we were just about out of sugar! How could this happen!? I didnt panic, (okay maybe I did for a minute and maybe I even thought about throwing the bowl at the wall) I went ahead and added the 3/4 cup of sugar I had left and then measured out 1/3 a cup of honey. The end result were just as yummy as these but they did come out a little flatter then normal.
So friends the moral of this story is: dont let the lack of ingredients hold you back, I know there is a "science" to baking, but sometimes you can just make something up! have fun! See what happens..Who cares if it fails! do it! Happy baking -Jess
p.s. I originally posted this recipe on tastykitchen.com and included directions for making these cookies vegan friendly! check it out!
So So yummy Zesty Lemon Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup organic sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 large eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest of one lemon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp flax seed meal
Mix butter in bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment. Add sugar and honey, beat until combined and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until combined. Add lemon juice, vanilla and zest. In separate bowl whisk together salt, baking powder flour and flax seed meal. Add to mixing bowl and mix until combined. chill dough until firm, then scoop out onto cookies sheets using cookie scooper or small ice cream scoop. bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. cookies will have very little color but do not over bake! sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!