Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chewy Lemon Cookies

When I first tasted these cookies I was skeptical. They promised to be a lemon bar form of cookies so I think I was expected just that - a round lemon bar - of which they are not. They are, however, tasty little chewy lemon cookies. AND they have an extremely adventurous scientific step* in them where the combination of lemon juice and soda made for an exhilarating and foamy moment. They are worth a try! I took them to work and my coworkers loved them. So here are the lemon-chewy-please-your-coworkers cookies:

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 stick butter
zest of 2 lemons
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons lemon juice
powdered sugar, for coating

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together dry ingredients, set aside. Cream together butter, lemon zest, sugar and honey. Mix until very smooth. In a small cup, combine the lemon juice baking soda*. Add lemon juice mixture and dry ingredients to creamed ingredients with the mixer on low. Roll the dough into balls. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Don't over bake! (as always). Let coo for a few minutes on cookie sheet then sprinkle with powdered sugar to coat.

*If you're wondering about the wonders of science that just occurred when you mixed the lemon juice and baking soda, check this out: Now you have something to impress your fourth grade friends with, too!

-Recipe adapted from


  1. I love this blog. Certainly the Jensen family could use some new cookie recipes for their lunches. We will try them and rate them. I love your blog Kelly! It is darling. How did you already get the cutest blog on the block award? Rosie

  2. Hi Rosie! I'm glad you have a taste for treats, as well! It's a Clark thing. And Rosie, the "cutest blog on the block" is not an award - it's a website that has blog templates. But I will pretend it is an award because that sounds better.


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