Soft Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Cookies

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I have a real treat for lemon lovers out there.

These wonderful lemon cookies will touch your heart.

Guaranteed!

 
 

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Containing lemon juice and lemon zest, they are packed with rich and fresh lemon flavor.

It’s the real deal, guys.

 
 

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And the texture?

Tender and crumbly, dangerously addictive with their melt-in-your-mouth quality and powdered sugar coating.

 
 

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Mmmm.

 
 

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I wish I could deliver their scent to you right now. Soooo amazing!

 
 

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To bring these yummy lemon cookies into your life, feel free to follow the directions below.

Enjoy, dear friends.

With love,
Petra

 
 

Soft Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Cookies
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Serves: 25 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 2¾ cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (230 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups (170 grams) confectioners sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one large lemon, finely minced
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup (60 grams) confectioners sugar for rolling cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  6. Roll 1½-teaspoon portions of dough into balls, and roll each one in the confectioners sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1½ inches (4 cm) apart.
  7. Bake 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
  8. Remove from the oven and let stand on the cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

 

This lovely recipe was adapted from www.mybakingaddiction.com.

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Coconut Cookies And A GIVEAWAY!

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Aren’t these just lovely?

I know, introducing a recipe and getting all emotional right there in the first sentence might seem a little weird, but with these cookies I can do or think or act no other way. I just looove them.

The whole story is that I’ve been a big admirer of stamped cookies for quite some time. And when I found this cookie stamp set in a store the other day, I just could not leave it there. I got myself an Easter set, a set with with the geometric patterns and a Christmas set as well. With the boxes looking all sweet and adorable in my shopping basket, it suddenly occurred to me that you could actually like them too… so I went ahead and grabbed another piece of each set to share with you.

And that is the story of me and 6 cookie stamp sets that I ‘somehow’ found myself bringing home. Ha!

Oh, and then there’s another story about these lovely and delicious Coconut Cookies which needs to be told as well.

But first things first, the GIVEAWAY…

 
 

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Because Easter is just around the corner, and because I love you very much, I am giving you a chance to win this cookie stamp set. So yes, the winner of this contest will win a stamp set with 6 cute Easter patterns to play with.

TO ENTER:

To enter the contest, just answer this simple question: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE EASTER DISH OR DESSERT OR TREAT? (Leave your answer in the Comments section of this post please.)

Extra Entries:

For extra entries, spread the word about this contest on one or more social network sites of your choice (Facebook, Twitter or others) and leave a separate comment about it in the Comments section of this post. Thank you!

… So together you have many, many, many chances to win 🙂

This giveaway is open until March 17, 2016 and it is open worldwide. The winner will be selected at random and will be announced and contacted shortly after.

Good luck to everyone!

 
 

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And now for the Coconut Cookie recipe…

These cookies can be made with any kind of cookie cutter really, the one that you have on hand is perfectly fine. The cookies are full of coconut and vanilla goodness, they hold the shape while baking and they will taste great, stamped or not. 🙂

To make the cookies, in a bowl, mix all the ingredients.

 
 

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Form a smooth dough ball.

Place the dough on a plate, cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

 
 

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Preheat the oven to 320 °F (160 °C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to about 1/6-inch (4 mm) thickness.

Using a cookie cutter (cutters), cut out shapes.

With the cookie stamp set I was using, I first cut out a circle with a cutter part.

 
 

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And then, without moving the cutter part, I used the stamp part.

 
 

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I simply inserted the stamp into the cutter and gently pressed on the handle.

 
 

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Look! It made the cutest imprint in the dough. I was impressed!! Soooo impressed.

 
 

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There are 6 stamp patterns to choose from. One more lovely than the other.

 
 

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Love this game.

 
 

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Too cute.

 
 

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Now transfer your cookies, stamped or not, on a baking sheet.

 
 

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And bake at 320 °F (160 °C) for 12 minutes.

 
 

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They turned out looking great.

 
 

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Yum, yum.

Enjoy!

With lots of love,
Petra

 

5.0 from 7 reviews
Coconut Cookies
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Serves: 50 2¼-inch (5.5 cm) cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 2¾ cups (350 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cups (200 grams) confectioners sugar
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp (1 stick + 1 tbsp/130 grams) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest (I used dried)
  • ¾ cup (70 grams) unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients and form a smooth dough ball.
  2. Place the dough on a plate, cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 320 °F (160 °C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll out to about ⅙-inch (4 mm) thickness.
  5. Using a cookie cutter (cutters), cut out shapes.
  6. Transfer the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, after about 5 minutes transfer the cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!

 

This giveaway is sponsored by ZoomYummy.com.

The cookie recipe was inspired by the Tescoma recipe for Coconut Butter Cookies.

 

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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If you are looking for some last minute Christmas cookie ideas, then I am here to tempt you with these amazing chocolate crinkle cookies today.

They are super easy and quick to make, they are full of gorgeous chocolate flavor and they are just irresistible.

A perfect kind of cookies for gifting, party guests or maybe for Santa even.

Happy baking and Merry Christmas to all of you!!!

With love,
Petra

 

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
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Serves: 14 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 + ⅛ cups (150 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (40 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (90 grams) semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • ½ cup (60 grams) powdered sugar (for coating)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until combined. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the oil and brown sugar. Beat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.
  4. Add in vanilla until combined.
  5. Then gradually fold in the flour mixture. Beat on medium-low speed until combined.
  6. Finally fold in the chocolate chips or chunks.
  7. Form the dough into a ball, place it in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  8. When you're ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F (175 °C).
  9. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scoop the powdered sugar into a small bowl.
  10. Roll the dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls, dip each ball in the powdered sugar until it is completely covered on all sides and then place the dough balls at least 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 12 minutes, then remove and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack, and let them cool completely.
  12. Enjoy!

 

This recipe was slightly adapted from GimmeSomeOven.com.

Tea Cookies

These bite-sized cookies are perfect for having with tea.

(Psst, coffee is all right too.)

They taste wonderful and are very, very simple to make.

I like to prepare them when my sugar craving strikes out of the blue. Or when friends call unexpectedly saying they will come soon.

These cookies just save lives.

Here’s the list of ingredients.

1. To make your own Tea Cookies, first preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

2. Sift the flour and sugars into a larger bowl.
 

3. Add the softened butter, two egg yolks and lemon zest…
 

4. …and use pastry cutter or just a plain fork to turn the ingredients into a crumbly mixture.

 

5. Then use your hands to form a ball.

Like this one.

Though creating a face is not necessary.

But it helps.

Kidding!

But it really does.

Kidding again!

 

Now I’d like to tell you this: Please, be patient when you find yourself in the phase in-between the crumbs and the dough ball. It only takes patience and trust that those crumbs will eventually come together. Give it five minutes or so and you’ll see success!
 

6. Place the dough ball on a very, very lightly floured surface.

This dough is almost not sticky at all so you really need very little flour, if any.

And besides that, the more flour you’d be using the firmer the cookies would get. And we don’t need that.

 

7. Using the palms of your hands, roll the dough until you form a log which is about 1.5 inches (3.5 cm) wide in diameter.

 

8. Then cut the log into about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds.

9. Place the rounds onto the sheet and bake in the preheated oven (350 °F – 175 °C) for 10 minutes.

The cookies should still be very pale in color when baked.

10. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Enjoy, dear friends.

(This recipe makes about 30 cookies and will take you about 40 minutes to make.)