Lemon Sugar Cookies

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A classic sugar cookie is never boring, but when you add a subtle scent of lemon flavor to it like this Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe, you get an instant “picker upper”. This recipe for lemon scented cookies is the road to lemon heaven. You’ll notice how the cookies are just perfect when they’re crisped up around the edges and chewy and soft on the inside. They taste so much better after a day or two because lemon is a flavor that becomes richer in baked goods as it sits. The tanginess in these cookies is not overdone but just right and wonderfully complemented with the sweetness of sugar. You'll relish every mouthful bite of this tangy treat when it hits your palate leaving a lemony aftertaste. You can't go wrong with all the simple ingredients put together in this recipe. You can serve these lemony beauties for tea time snack 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. The lemon health benefits come from its antibacterial properties and other essential nutrients present in lemons such as calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C, and fiber. It has been proven that drinking a cup of warm lemon water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning helps in flushing the toxins in the body and destroys free radicals that cause cancer. Consuming warm lemon water also aids a healthy digestive and immune system. Adding more lemons in your diet through lemon dessert recipes is perhaps the best idea.

For achieving authentic flavor in lemon desserts recipes, always use the real lemon juice or lemon zest in the place of artificial lemon extract. Always use a zester to get a finely textured lemon zest. You can also add the lemon zest to the sugar and pinch the two ingredients together to make a fragrant lemon sugar before you can even begin creaming the butter and sugar. This step will help make the lemon flavor come out even more in the cookies. Some healthy substitutions you could add to this lemon cookies 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. You could also perhaps sprinkle cinnamon on top just before you stick these bad boys in the oven or glaze them with cream cheese if you want.

Thank you to Sandra at A Dash of Sanity food blog for sharing this heavenly Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe with us. Do check out Sandra’s blog for more lemon dessert recipes or other savory recipes. If you are a lover of fresh lemon flavor, this recipe for easy lemon cookies will be the perfect little treat for you. The cookies come out chewy, crumbly, and full of lemon flavor. Make this oh-so- lemony goodness today!

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