Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chewy Sugar Cookies

While I was on my blogging break, it was like the baking bug just bit my right leg off..truth is, I stress bake. Being in my kitchen is therapy, I think I have admitted that before, and I just couldn't stop. Luckily, I did take pics and hopefully will get those posts up. I found these cookies over on My Baking Addiction, Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies. I love lemon, anything lemon and will probably pick a lemony dessert over a chocolate one, so I knew that I had to try these. This cookie is kind of bittersweet for me...disappointed that the lemon really didn't come out in these..and that is probably mostly my fault. I didn't add the lemon zest. But, the batter was wonderful..lemony, sweet..just want I needed in a cookie. BUT...after baked..you couldn't taste the lemon at all. Bummer. But, I do have to tell you that this was probably the best chewy sugar cookie I have had. I normally won't ever choose a sugar cookie because they always seen crumbly and dry to me. Not these, they were delish and the kids and hubby gobbled them up.

Chewy Sugar Cookies
adapted from My Baking Addiction

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar.

Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Makes approximately 24-30 cookies depending on size

10 comments:

Megan said...

I love a chewy sugar cookie and lemon is even better!

Megan said...

I love chewy sugar cookies - I'll bet lime zest would be great in these too!

jose manuel said...

Fantasticas recetas. Deliciosos.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love a good sugar cookie, lemon sounds like a wonderful addition!

Bethie said...

Sugar cookies, my favorite and this sounds a lot like a Southern Living recipe I have. I think they are called Vanilla Crinkles! YUMMY!!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love a good chewy cookie, lemon or not! They look scrumptious.

SnoWhite said...

I've been looking for a good sugar cookie recipe -- delightful!

Avril said...

I am so sorry these cookies didn't come out the way you expected...guess the lemon zest is important for these cookies to taste "lemony". But love the idea that these cookies are nice and soft and chewy. YUM! :-) Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves for the 12 Weeks of Cookies coming up!

Jamie said...

I'm with you....I love anything lemon. I bet the lemon zest would have made them taste more lemony. But they still look like a wonderful sugar cookie.

A Gracious Home said...

I love lemon cookies. I was looking for sugar cookies and found this. I can't wait to make them. Doylene

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chewy Sugar Cookies

While I was on my blogging break, it was like the baking bug just bit my right leg off..truth is, I stress bake. Being in my kitchen is therapy, I think I have admitted that before, and I just couldn't stop. Luckily, I did take pics and hopefully will get those posts up. I found these cookies over on My Baking Addiction, Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies. I love lemon, anything lemon and will probably pick a lemony dessert over a chocolate one, so I knew that I had to try these. This cookie is kind of bittersweet for me...disappointed that the lemon really didn't come out in these..and that is probably mostly my fault. I didn't add the lemon zest. But, the batter was wonderful..lemony, sweet..just want I needed in a cookie. BUT...after baked..you couldn't taste the lemon at all. Bummer. But, I do have to tell you that this was probably the best chewy sugar cookie I have had. I normally won't ever choose a sugar cookie because they always seen crumbly and dry to me. Not these, they were delish and the kids and hubby gobbled them up.

Chewy Sugar Cookies
adapted from My Baking Addiction

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar.

Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Makes approximately 24-30 cookies depending on size

10 comments:

Megan said...

I love a chewy sugar cookie and lemon is even better!

Megan said...

I love chewy sugar cookies - I'll bet lime zest would be great in these too!

jose manuel said...

Fantasticas recetas. Deliciosos.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love a good sugar cookie, lemon sounds like a wonderful addition!

Bethie said...

Sugar cookies, my favorite and this sounds a lot like a Southern Living recipe I have. I think they are called Vanilla Crinkles! YUMMY!!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love a good chewy cookie, lemon or not! They look scrumptious.

SnoWhite said...

I've been looking for a good sugar cookie recipe -- delightful!

Avril said...

I am so sorry these cookies didn't come out the way you expected...guess the lemon zest is important for these cookies to taste "lemony". But love the idea that these cookies are nice and soft and chewy. YUM! :-) Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves for the 12 Weeks of Cookies coming up!

Jamie said...

I'm with you....I love anything lemon. I bet the lemon zest would have made them taste more lemony. But they still look like a wonderful sugar cookie.

A Gracious Home said...

I love lemon cookies. I was looking for sugar cookies and found this. I can't wait to make them. Doylene