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Puffy Lemon Cookies

   

    Today the weather was gray all day.  So I made lemon cookies and created my own sun : )

 

Puffy Lemon Cookies

Adapted from The Eating Well Dessert Cookbook

Yields 20 mini cookies

  • 1/2 cup raw sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla exact
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  •  Zest and juice of 1 lemon 
  •  1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg white, vanilla and almond extract until smooth. nBeat in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Fold in the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder.

    Take a spoonful of dough and roll it into a ball with your hands. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle extra sugar on top, if desired. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges barely begin to brown.  Don’t worry if the edges don’t brown,  the cookies will still be done. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool and enjoy!!! 

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