Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lemon Sugar Cookies

The sun is shining and summer is almost here.... So why I am frowning? Well, sometimes life can suck it... I mean a big suck it... When work sucks, traffic sucks and all you want to do is scream! You get my point. Life can throw you a screw ball and make your pucker up (like you just ate a lemon) and want to say F*&#K...

AHHH.. Lemons..OK I am getting a bit more happy...lemon zest... maybe a smile is starting to creep out... Lemon and sugar and butter... YES!!
Lemon sugar cookies.. Instant smile.  Life is good, warm, and golden brown.  A simple delight at times can make you feel so much better.
Enjoy these giant cookies and remember when life gives you lemons... instead of lemonade make a giant kick ass cookie.

Lemon Sugar Cookies
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Cookies: The Very Best Treats to Bake and to Share 

3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 + a pinch of course salt
1 & 3/4 granulated sugar
1/4 packed light brown sugar
1 & 1/2 table spoon lemon zest
1 cup ( 2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 large eggs at room temp
1 & 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Sanding sugar for the top.. although I used raw sugar and it worked just fine

Pre-heat oven to 350
Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside

In a mixer with a paddle attachment add the light and dark sugar and lemon zest. Mix for about 1 min at med speed. Add the butter and mix until the butter and sugar and pale and fluffy. Depending on your mixer this can take 1 to 3 min. Mix in eggs one at at time, and then the lemon juice.

Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and slowly add the flour mixture.

Using a ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop the dough onto parchment. About three inches apart. These cookies do spread. Flatten a bit and then add the sanding sugar or raw sugar. This gives the cookie a bit or a crunch on top.

Bake until golden brown ( 15 minutes.) Transfer to a rack to cool. Once the cookies have cooled you can remove them with a spatula to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies can be stored at room temp for about 3 days. Unless your dog eats them up

Time to get dirty!!


  1. that dog is dangerously close... lucky for me Daisy is short and fat and can't reach my table... lemon cookies, glad they cheered you up!

  2. I love lemon anything, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hopwe your day is getting sunnier wherever you are! :) And lemons, what a way to bring sugar cookies to delicious heaven.

  4. Super cute doggy! Did he/she manage to eat any of your gorgeous looking cookies? :) I'd do it if I were that close because lemon cookies are seriously the most delicious things ever. I had a recipe I used for a long while, but can no longer find it. Thanks very much for the reminder and a new recipe!