Lemon Butter Cookies

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This Lemon Butter Cookies recipe is an absolute comfort food and the road to lemon heaven. Everything about this lemon dessert recipe is delicious including the subtle hint of tang that is not overpowering. If you are a lover of fresh lemon flavor, then this recipe for easy lemon cookies will be the perfect little treat for you. We promise you'll relish every mouthful bite of this tangy treat as soon as it hits your palate leaving a pleasant aftertaste. These cookies coupled with a comforting lemon glaze are chewy and have a soft texture because of the butter in them. You can't go wrong with all the simple ingredients put together in this recipe. Desserts made of fresh lemon are excellent to cheer up your family especially when you get a chance to spend time with them on the weekends. You can make these bite-sized beauties for tea time or brunch, picnics, potluck, etc. These cookies will also make an excellent addition to your morning coffee as well.

Lemon is such a versatile fruit to incorporate into dessert or savory recipes with a significant amount of lemon nutrition in them. Lemon health benefits come from its antibacterial properties and contain essential nutrients like calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C and fiber. One of the healthy practices is to drink warm lemon water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Doing this will aid a healthy digestive system by flushing toxins from our system. With all the above health benefits through lemon nutrition, it is tough not to bake with them. The only excuse you'll ever need to bake lemon desserts hereafter is the fact that Lemon is healthy.

Always use a zester to get a finely textured lemon zest. For achieving authentic flavor while making lemon desserts recipes, always use the real lemon juice instead of lemon extract or bottled lemon juice. Using real lemon juice rather than the extract yields optimum flavor in lemon desserts without letting your efforts go to waste. Alternately, to change up and add new flavors in the place of lemon glaze, you can spread a layer of melted white chocolate or cream cheese and top it with coconut flakes. Cream cheese will also go well with lemon flavor and gives these cookies a cheesecake twist. You can also add your choice of chopped up fruit on top like raspberries or kiwis. Some healthy substitutions you could do in this lemon recipe are to blend oat flour and unbleached all-purpose flour together. You can balance and decrease the sugar content by combining raw demerara sugar with white sugar.

Nutrition Facts for: Lemon Butter Cookies from Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients: Butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanlla, baking powder, flour.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 36 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 126, Calories from Fat 79, Total Fat 8.8g 14%, Saturated Fat 5.5g 27%, Cholesterol 32mg 11%, Sodium 64mg 3%, Potassium 43mg 1%, Carbohydrates 11.1g 4%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 5.7g, Protein 1.1g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

Thank you to Jessica and Nellie at the ‘Butter With A Side of Bread' food blog for sharing this heavenly Lemon Butter Cookies recipe with us. Do check out their blog for more lemon dessert recipes.This fantastic lemon cookies recipe is chewy, crumbly, full of lemon flavor, and fit-for-the-queen. It is one of the best lemon desserts recipes ever. Make this oh-so- lemony goodness today!

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