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 
INSTRUCTIONS:
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!

9 comments:

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

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

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

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

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  5. These look so crispy and delicious!

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

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  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!

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  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?

    Jesseca

    www.sweettreatsandgoodeats.com

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

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