Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lemon Cookies


I was going through my refrigerator and saw these nice fresh Lime lying there and the first thing came to my mind was lets Bake Lemon Cookies !!!


But i had this big question in front of me - how do i bake them? then i started adding all the ingredients i thought will be required and made these cookies and they came really well - they are less sweet, gives a hint of lime and not at all buttery :) just the way i like them ..... and luckily these were appreciated by friends and family as well ....and guys they are EGGLESS .....

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1 cup butter, softened
Zest of 1 lemon ( Medium size)
Juice of 1 lemon ( used the same lemon from which i scraped the Zest)
2 tspn Baking Powder
1 tspn Baking soda

Directions:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients except sugar in a large bowl and keep aside. 
  2. In a bowl, mix sugar and butter. Beat with hand till the mixture becomes creamy. Do not overdo this step as it will introduce lot of air in the mixture which is not good for cookies. 
  3. Add lemon juice and zest to the sugar-butter mixture and mix well. 
  4. Add this mixture into the dry ingredients and knead a dough. 
  5. Make 1/2 inch balls out of this dough and press them with hand and place on parchment paper on cookie sheet. 
  6. Preheat oven at 350 degree F. Bake these cookies for 15-20 mins - Monitor in between, if you see cookies are turning golden brown, take them out from the oven. 
  7. Let the cookies cool on the cooling rack for 10 mins and they are ready to eat.
These cookies are really good with Coffee :) and very light as well. 
Enjoy !!!



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