Posted by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch / Saturday, December 19, 2015
Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies #SundaySupper
Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies aren't tart like Lemon Bars, but more of a sweet lemon cookie.
For a more pronounced Lemon Cookie these can be glazed with lemon juice mixed with powdered sugar for a bit more bite, and lemon flavor.
Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies have a really pretty crackle when they come out of the oven with a shiny sugar glaze.
Colt gave the tops a second dip into the powdered sugar once they were baked, for more contrast to the cookies.
He also likes living life on the sweeter side, and never will turn down a little extra powdered sugar.
Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies are super easy to make perfect for a last minute dessert recipe for Easy Holiday Entertaining, the theme for this weeks #SundaySupper!
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
The secret to Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies is mixing 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar with 2 tablespoon Lemon Zest for 5 minutes until the sugar is infused with lemon.
Add 2 ounces Cream Cheese and mix until well combined.
Mix in 6 tablespoons Melted Butter, 1/3 cup Melted Coconut Oil, 1 whole Egg, 1 tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspoon Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda, and 1/2 teaspoon Salt, until well combined.
Stir in 2 1/4 cup Flour just until combined.
Scoop dough using a standard sized cookie scoop or heaping tablespoon, and roll into a ball.
Roll each ball into powdered sugar until well coated.
(Note: A reader suggested adding additional lemon peel to the powdered sugar for additional lemon flavor. I ran out of lemon peel on this occasion but will be trying this in the near future.)
Place balls on silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until edges are set, and barely brown.
Allow cookies to cool for 3-4 minutes, and then move to a cooling rack.
The cookies will be lightly glazed from the powdered sugar.
For a more pronounced powdered sugar look carefully dip the tops of cookies in additional Powdered Sugar.
Alternately Powdered Sugar and Lemon Juice can be mixed together to make a thin glaze and drizzled over the top for a more pronounced lemon flavor.
Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies
Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies are a delicious easy to make cookie from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.Prep time: PT20M
Cook time: PT12M
Total time: PT32M
Yield: 36 Cookies
- 1 1/2 Granulated Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Zest
- 2 ounces Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
- 6 tablespoons Butter, Melted
- 1/3 cup Coconut Oil, Melted
- 1 whole Egg
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice, Fresh Squeezed
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 1/4 cups All-Pupose Flour or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- Additional Powdered Sugar For Dusting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat.
- Mix together granulated sugar and lemon zest for 5 minutes to infuse sugar.
- Add cream cheese and beat until well combined.
- Stir in butter, coconut oil, lemon juice, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
- Add flour and stir just until combined.
- Scoop cookie dough using a standard sized cookie scoop of heaping tablespoon and roll into a ball. Roll ball into powdered sugar.
- Place cookies 3 inches apart on lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are just barely brown. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
- For a more pronounced powdered sugar look dip tops off cookies gently into powdered sugar once cooled.
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