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lemon cookies

When I was in grade school, I was enamored with the cookie jar at my friend Carrie's house. I found it almost magical that the tall glass jar was always filled with treats, and that they were always homemade by her mom or Grammie and always delicious.

It wasn't until a few years ago that I discovered their secret: Cookies aren't all that hard to bake! Often you just mix some dry ingredients with some wet ingredients, scoop out the dough, scatter them on a cookie sheet, and then, 10 minutes later, you have freshly baked cookies. You know what's even easier than baking cookies? Eating them—which can be dangerous. I don't bake cookies as often as I could, but when Henry's old enough to reach the cookie jar on the counter, I plan on filling it with some freshly baked treats of my own.

I found these lemon cookies by Rachael Ray a couple years back on Shelterrific. I love lemon almost as I love chocolate, and these cookies have just the right touch of sweetness, tart and crunch. Not only are the steps fairly simple, but I usually have the ingredients on hand. I have brought them as hostess gifts and given them as party favors, and they never fail to impress.

Reader Comments (10)

i feel like the effing cookie monster when you make these. THANKS!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrama

I can't get over how charming the design & fonts of your baking soda and sugar are. Thank you for the recipe!
PS. I'm glad you're blogging again. I've been a long time follower since the days of Maganda!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Rama, so do I. C is for Cookie, indeed. (Also: Looks like the curse has been broken!)

Thanks, Jen! That's not normally the case. I typically use boring baking soda, but picked this one up while at Whole Foods. It's their generic brand. The butter is also generic, but sometimes generic has the nicest design!

September 2, 2010 | Registered CommenterDarling

ooh yum. these sound delish.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervanessa

Christine - even simpler but just delish: shortbread cookies. 3 ingredients: flour, sugar and butter (lots of butter). I'm certain there's a way you can in fuse lemon to make lemon shortbread cookies. yum!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertrixie

your blog is sooooooooooo pretty.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbridget

why is even your baking soda adorable?!
when i saw those lemon cookies, my belly actually audibly rumbled.
LOVE to you and the fam! you amaze me, girl!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersusie

okay these are SO good. made them and can't stop sneaking them into my mouth.

September 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervanessa

Thank you, Vanessa & Bridget!

Vanessa, I'm so glad you made and liked them. Beware. You will be thinking of excuses to make them.

September 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterDarling

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November 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzrftug zrftug

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