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Summer Lemon Cookies

Summer Lemon Cookies

I think I have mentioned that Germans aren’t that much into cookies. Especially not in summer. But when I brought these Summer Lemon Cookies to work the other day, they were gone within minutes. Even I was a little surprised. Maybe it was because they are full of lemon flavor and you can definitely taste the cream cheese. Since they are rolled in sugar before baking, they have a nice crunchy touch, but are soft in the center. I don’t know. But what I do know is that these cookies are really easy to prepare and do NOT need to sit in the fridge to develop their flavor. You can whip them up in about 20 minutes from start to finish.

Summer Lemon Cookies

Even if it is hot, I promise you, your oven won’t be turned on for too long. So yes, go ahead and makes these delicious friends!

If you are more of a chocolate person, you may enjoy these Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Summer Lemon Cookies

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Serves: 25 cookies, depending on size Cooking Time: 10min preparation +10min baking

Ingredients

  • 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • A pinch salt
  • 100 grams of regular sugar, + 50 grams for rolling
  • 120 grams of unsalted butter, softened
  • 113 grams of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg, size L, room temperature
  • 45 milliliters of fresh lemon juice (I usually need no more than one lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest (about half a lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, see here how to make your own

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2

Whisk the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.

3

Pour about 50 grams of regular sugar in a small container. Set aside.

4

Cream the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer for about two minutes, then add 100 grams of sugar and mix one more minute. Add the egg, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla extract.

5

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and either mix on low or using a wooden spoon until combined.

6

Roll balls of dough in the size of a walnut and roll in prepared sugar afterwards. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cookies will flatten out slightly.

7

Gently press down each cookie with the bottom part of a glass.

8

Bake the cookies for 10 to 11 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the edges. Let cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

Cookies can be kept in an air-tight container for a few days.

I am taking this cookie also to the link party Fiesta Friday.

So which cookie is your favorite in summer?

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Lemon, Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I love lemon. I always have. I like the smell, the taste, the color. Probably one of the reasons why I chose a lemon tart as my first blog entry. The good thing is that my husband also loves lemon. He is the citric guy anyway. He also enjoys oranges, limes, and grapefruit. The whole package. Even more the reason to try a recipe with a citric fruit. Why not go with a lemon recipe? So here I was looking for something lemony and then I found a delicious lemon cupcake recipe on an Austrian blog. From Kevin who owns the site Law of Baking (German) and who posted this delicious recipe as a guest on the site Ginger in the Basement (in German).

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Meringue filled with Lemon Curd (GF)

Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover egg whites? Meringue is my new solution for leftover egg whites. Meringue is so versatile and it goes with almost everything because it has a rather subtle flavor. The best part of it is that you only need a litte sugar to create it.

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Lemon Tart/Tartelette au Citron

lemon tartelette

I have been encouraged by a lot of people to start yet another baking blog. I know that there are already a million out there. So why create another one? Baking, in my opinion, is about sharing, it is about inviting others to a special treat. It may sound a bit pathetic, but I bake to bring joy to others. If somebody comes to me after having eaten something I baked and asks for the recipe, I feel happy and grateful. Sharing recipes is what this blog is all about. Yes, there are a million baking blogs out there, I know. I simply want to share some of the recipes I have enjoyed and I know others might enjoy as much. As there are so many good recipes out there already, I usually don’t create my own, but modify the existing ones to my liking. I always rewrite the recipes in my own words and I always link back to the original (you will find the link on top of the recipe). The pictures on this blog are all taken by me if not indicated otherwise and I have full copyright. I bake at home, I don’t have a KitchenAid (yet) and usually I don’t require fancy utensils.

For my first recipe I chose a Lemon Tart. I chose this recipe, because I am in need of some color. Winter has been dragging on and I would like to sprinkle my surroundings with some fresh yellow. If you have ever been to France and tried a real Tartelette au Citron, you never want to go back. So tangy, so good! I especially like the little almond flour of the pastry dough, which complements the strong lemon flavor.

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