Zesty Lemon Cookies: A Chewy Treat For Your Tea Time
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You'll adore these cookies if you enjoy lemon. They are chewy and soft, with a strong lemon flavour. These simple lemon cookies are soft and dense rather than cakey, thick enough to sink your teeth into, and the best part is that they are crinkly. You can use lemon in three different ways: as juice, as zest, or as an extract for a strong flavour. Glaze them and add zest to increase that, if you like. Despite having a strong lemon flavour that is present in plenty, the cookies are sweet enough to keep you coming back for more. And yet another It's a good thing the recipe only yields 12 servings.

Here’s how you can make this recipe at home:


 2 cups all-purpose flour

 1/2 cup unsalted butter

 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

 Lemon Glaze

 1 cup sugar

 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 1 large egg


 Preheat the oven to 350°F.

 Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest in a medium bowl.

 Using an electric mixer, whip the butter and sugar in a sizable bowl until they are light and fluffy.

 Beat till mixed after adding the egg, vanilla, and lemon juice.

 Beat in the flour mixture while the mixer is on low.

 Place big scoops of dough next to each other onto two baking sheets, spacing them apart by one inch.

 Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, flipping the sheets halfway through until the edges are brown.

 After 2 minutes of cooling on the baking pans, move the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

 The lemon glaze should be applied to cookies and left to set for about an hour.