Thursday, January 26, 2012

Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies

Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies from Danica's Daily
1 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 tbsp. grated lemon peel
1/4 cup freshly squeeze lemon juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar *I didn't have any so I omitted 
1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine 3/4 cup sugar and all the remaining ingredients until combine.  If dough is not firm enough, chill 1 hour.
2. Place the 1/4 cup remaining sugar on a plate and set aside.  Form the cookies into 1 inch balls, roll each in sugar and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
3.  Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cool 2 minutes and remove from cookie sheet.
Makes approximately 40 cookies, 1 points+ each (per original website)
Verdict? These had a great lemon flavor! I am in love with Meyer lemons right now.  However, my cookies didn't turn out like the ones in the original post (in appearance), and mine were a little dry.  I'm not sure if it was because I used Smart Balance and not real butter or what.  However, it didn't stop me from eating them. ALL.  The past 2 days have held cooking successes so I'll be sharing those ASAP :D
By the way, Stephanie from A Pocket Full of Buttons was the winner of the General Mills Cereal Prize Pack. Thanks to everyone who entered! More giveaways coming up very soon!


  1. Yay Meyer lemons! They're my favorite thing to bake with at the moment! These look great.

  2. Lemon. Oh yes. I'm totally feeling this. They look delish. Will be trying soon!

  3. Would you just move next door and share you leftovers?!?

  4. Yummy Recipe...I am gonna make it soon..Bookmarked it..


  5. These look so crispy and delicious!

  6. These look so good--I love sugar cookies and I love Meyer lemons!

  7. I absolutely adore Meyer Lemons. I haven't thought about combining them with sugar cookies though. These look amazing! I'm going to make a fruit pizza for brunch at work this week with a sugar cookie crust. This recipe might make the crust even more interesting. Hhhmmmmm!

  8. Oh my goodness... I have to make these! They sound SO good!

    BTW, I have a question for you, how would you feel about guest posting on a new site I have in the works?


  9. I love lemon cookies! Remind me of pure bliss - smells so good!



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