Thursday, August 2, 2012

Making Lemon Cookies

When life gives you lemons... Turn them into cookies or cake, then eat them!

I had a dream of eating lemon cookies during my afternoon nap yesterday. This may sound crazy but once I woke up, I quickly browsed for lemon cookies recipes using my mobile phone although my eyes were just half-open. Minutes later, when I was fully awake, I really made the lemon cookies.

I found lots of fascinating lemon cookies recipes from the internet but finally decided to go ahead with the recipe from here that I have altered here and there.

Here's my version of lemon cookies recipe I used yesterday.

Delightful lemon cookies.

Lemon Cookies


For the cookies:
  • 110gr Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 120gr Icing sugar
  • 1 Egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lemon Juice (from half lemon)
  • 1.5 tbsp Lemon zest (from the whole lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 220-250gr Flour

For the icing:
  • 80gr Icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 drops Vanilla Essence


  1. To make the cookies: Cream together butter and icing sugar by using high-speed electric mixer.
  2. Add vanilla, egg, fresh lemon juice and lemon zest into the mixture. Continue beating by using mixer until everything is well combined.
  3. Slowly sift in flour into the mixture by using rubber spatula. Stop adding flour once the dough doesn't stick to your bowl any more
  4. Turn the doughs into mini balls and place them in a baking pan already lined with parchment paper. Gently press each ball with a fork to flatten the cookie.
  5. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven (160 degree Celsius) for about 20-25 minutes until the cookies' edges turn golden brown.
  6. Let the cookies cool completely before decorating them with the icing.
  7. To make the icing: Beat together icing sugar, vanilla essence and lemon juice by using electric mixer. Just use enough lemon juice to make a thick paste or stop adding lemon juice when you start seeing patterns when beating the icing. Put the icing in a piping bag and drizzle it over the cookies. Wait until the icing totally hardens before storing the decorated cookies in a tight plastic container.

Perfect companions of a cup of hot tea.

These lemon cookies are indeed delicious and refreshing. They are buttery and citrusy at the same time. If you wish to make flatter and chewy cookies/crisps, you'd need to reduce the amount of flour used for the cookie dough.

** Get the printable version of this recipe HERE.

1 comment:

  1. These sound wonderful... I'm glad you're satisfying the baby's cravings :)


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