Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Little More Lemon


Something about these cold, dreary months brings out the lemon lover in me. I checked and almost exactly this time last year, I made a batch of  soft, chewy lemon cookies. It must be because lemon is the edible antithesis of all things winter. This particular recipe makes something similar to a shortbread, crunchy, buttery and full of lemony brightness, and you can keep the dough in your freezer for a rainy (or snowy) day.


Lemon Icebox Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Everyday Food

2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 large egg yolks
1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling


In a food processor, pulse flour, confectioners' sugar, salt, and lemon zest until combined. Add butter and process until sandy. Add egg yolks and lemon juice; pulse until dough comes together. Divide dough in half and form each into a 1 1/2-inch-wide log. Wrap in plastic and freeze until firm, about 2 hours (or up to 1 month). Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Spread granulated sugar on a piece of parchment; roll logs over sugar to coat. Slice logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices and arrange, 1 inch apart, on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are golden brown around edges, about 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. (To store, cover and keep at room temperature, up to 5 days.)

24 comments:

  1. My Balazs would love those cookies. They sound so good:) I also find myself craving lemon-type stuff nowadays:) Kisses and hugs

    Ps: I am hosting a beautiful GIVEAWAY later today! Hope you’ll join in :)

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  2. these cookies look delicious.

    i just clicked on the link for your chewy lemon cookies recipe and almost died! they look too yummy! need to try this. i already have it bookmarked :)

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  3. Oh, I've seen recipes for icebox lemon cookies before and have always wanted to try them! Glad to know that this recipe yields delicious cookies! I'll definitely try it in the near future! :]

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  4. I've never made icebox cookies, but always have been so curious about them! They need to be my next venture.

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  5. The texture is very unique! They look delicious!

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  6. nom nom nom... I need some of these with my coffee!

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  7. As a southerner myself, I am thrilled to find your blog. I also cook, create and love all things from the south. Love the blog and I'd love for you to stop by mine also. FYI...can't wait to make these cookies!

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  8. The cookies look delicious. Would be great with tea! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I was just talking to a friend about how much I love lemony desserts in the winter time. These look amazing!

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  10. Sounds good to me! I know you don't like the dreary weather, but I am SOOO jealous!

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  11. ohh, these look perfect for this time of winter when all you want is a little touch of spring!!

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  12. Ooh those look delicious!! Lemon anything is so refreshing and instantly takes me to warmer days outside in the sun.

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  13. I love lemon after a comfort food meal, because its a light bright taste.

    MM they lookm yummy and they would be perfect with coffee. yum yum

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  14. These look so good. I just bookmarked the recipe. Sending you some rays of sunshine:)

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  15. I have made a lot of lemony things lately too. I made lemon meltaways not long ago, lemon curd and have even been drinking lemon juice on occasion. Glad to know I'm not alone with the winter/lemon infatuation.

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  16. these look so delicious! and i have lemons in my fridge right now! i mus make these!

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  17. These look amazing! Light and fresh. Can't wait to try them!

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  18. Mmmmm. These sound delicious! I've been on a lemon kick lately too...maybe it is the cold weather:)

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  19. I made these that other day - they are really tasty. I made mine fairly small so they are delightful little mouthfuls. I have the other half of the batch in the freezer which is such a great tip! I love all things lemon and I shall add these to my lemony list

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  20. I am in love with lemon! Can't wait to try your recipe and compare: http://www.cookeatdelicious.com/sweets-recipes/cookies-recipes/lemon-icebox-cookies-recipe.html

    Thanks!

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