Hello friends of Chef in Training, I’m Melissa from No. 2 Pencil. I’m so thrilled to be contributing to Nikki’s cookie exchange along with so many other amazing bloggers. Today, I’m sharing my recipe for Lemondoodles. It’s a delicous, lemony variation of my Snickerdoodle recipe. Lemondoodles are soft and tender on the inside, and crisp and chewy on the outside. The flavors are warm and rich, with a fresh pop of lemon. They are absolutely perfect for holiday baking.
By November 12, 2012Published:
- Yield: 20 Large Cookies
These are soft in the insides and crisp and chewy on the outside! These are a must make this holiday season!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- zest of 2 lemons
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar firmly packed
- 3 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- . . COATING ON COOKIE DOUGH .
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- zest of 3 lemons
- To make coating for cookie dough: Mash zest and sugar together with a fork to create lemon sugar.
- To make cookies: Start by browning butter. Melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter in a skillet over medium heat, stir continually until butter starts to foam and is light golden brown. Immediately remove from heat and add remaining 1/2 stick of butter to pan and set aside to cool.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugar and lemon zest and mix on low speed until well combined.
- Add brown sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix dry ingredients together on lowest speed just until combined.
- Add cooled butter, eggs, and vanilla and mix again just until combined.
- Scoop out two tablespoons of dough and form into a ball. Roll balls in lemon sugar mixture to coat and place on cookie sheet. Flatten the cookie dough balls slightly by using the back of a measuring cup.
- Bake for about 7 minutes and let cool. They are best slightly underdone. When they come out of the oven, the middle should fall in just a little and the cookie should crackle as it settles.
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