While time has been at a premium lately I still must find time to make goodies now and then. More then than now most recently but nonetheless at least I still get some time. Today I bring you a play on the zebra cookie made with real lemons!
recipe courtesy of: cornersofexpression.com
Servings: 18 cookies
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/8 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
juice from 1 small lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheets and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter, oil and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest and juice. Scrape sides and mix again.
- Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly.
- Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
- Bake for 14 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte (not melty or shiny). Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.*If you are using a non stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes*
In the process of creating these I never thought they would come together. This batter is very loose and while I have had some experience with “crinkle like” cookies previously I thought I would know what to expect, but this batter seemed too loose to work. However, I was proven wrong! The amazing properties of powdered sugar outsmarted me and held each cookie together long enough to solidify in the oven! Good thing too because these are great! Really soft, truly lemony, but not overwhelmingly so. I think they are great and the fact that they were made just in time to celebrate Easter was a bonus as the flavor complemented the meal very well.Make them and swoon for yourself.