Thursday, September 8, 2011
Simple Lemon Cookies
That person is not me. As much as I love sweets, I avoid any recipe that lists ingredients of baking powder and/or baking soda, you know that whole 'chemistry'-thing. I see no reason to think about that again. So, I don't bake.
I am somewhat skilled, however, at using cake and brownie mixes, which is why this recipe caught my attention. That, and the word lemon. I do not have the patience to measure 1/2 teaspoon cookie dough, thus my cookies get larger as I go along. Regardless, these cookies were just as advertised - chewy in the middle and lightly browned on the bottom. Great lemon flavor, too!
Recipe, My Baking Addiction
1 box lemon cake mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (Note: I did not add this.)
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, and lemon juice, lemon extract and lemon zest until well blended.
3.Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into a bowl of confectioners’ sugar. Roll them around until they’re lightly covered. Once sugared, put them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven. (My oven took 12 minutes so check before removing from the oven.)