A lovely woman bought me a foodie gift recently and I wanted to bake her some cookies. I found out her favourite flavour is lemon and got baking!
I thought I had lemon oil but I didn’t. I just used a lot of lemon zest. Feel free to help the lemon flavour burst by adding some if you have it. They were still delicious without it.
Cream together 1/2 cup room temperature unsalted butter with 1 cup of sugar.
Add 2 room temperature eggs, one at a time, slowly incorporating the eggs into the butter and sugar.
Add 3/4 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp lemon zest.
Mix together 1 3/4 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. Slowly incorporate into the batter.
You want the dough to just come together.
I used a pretty large ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough. Not enough to fill it but close. I rolled the cookie into a ball and rolled it around in a bowl containing 1/2 cup icing sugar to coat.
I put the cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and baked in a preheated 350F oven for 11 minutes.
I took them out after they puffed up and the bottom of the cookies turned golden brown.
Light, airy, lemony and delicious. I love how they get all crackly! These cookies are super easy to make and just melt in your mouth. Perfect with a big mug of tea to bring a little foodie sunshine into your life.