Lemon Cookies
 
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This yummy lemon cookie recipe is from The Minimalist Kitchen Cookbook by Melissa Coleman.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 large cookies
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups-all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temp
  • 1 cup sugar, more for sprinkling
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1½ teaspoons orange zest
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, poppy seeds, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar, and zests on medium speed until well combined. Add the oil, egg, and lemon juice. Continue mixing until pale and evenly combined, about 1 minute, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients, mixing on low speed until just combined. The dough will be somewhat dense.
  5. Using a ¼-cup sized cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet (note: these cookies will spread, so leave some room in between each one), and sprinkle the tops with sugar. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes. The cookies will seem like they need a minute longer, but take them out anyways. Let cool on the pan for 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Notes
Tip: to bring butter to room temperature more quickly, cut it into skinny shreds, exposing as much of the surface area as possible.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/lemon-cookies/