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!

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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…

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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!

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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.

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

Form a smooth dough ball.

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

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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.

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

Love this game.

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

Too cute.

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

They turned out looking great.

 
 

coconut Easter cookies and giveaway

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.

 

Vanilla And Chocolate Button Cookies

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

I was carrying the idea for button cookies in my head for quite some time. The only thing that I was still searching for was the right kind of dough, one that would not change its shape while baking. And after making these Pizza Slice Cookies just recently I thought: ‘Hey, this could work for the buttons too!’

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

So, the Button Cookie project could begin.

I made vanilla ones and chocolate ones as well. And let me tell you this, they both taste amazing. They are full of flavor and are addictively crispy… a little bit dangerous, I would say… just to let you know and warn you… 🙂

Here are all the details you need to bring these cuties on your table…

 
 

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1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar until fluffy.

2. Add the flour, a few tablespoons at a time.

3. Add the vanilla extract and salt.

4. Using your hands, form a ball.

5. Cut the ball in half.

6. Add the cocoa powder to one of the halves and knead it into the dough.

7. Place both dough balls on a larger plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

8. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

9. Place one of the dough balls on a lightly floured surface and roll it out to about ⅛-inch (0.3 cm) thickness.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

10. Use an ⅕-inch (5 cm) round cutter to cut out round shapes.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

11. Use a slightly smaller cutter to press it into each cut out round. Press only about halfway through to make a decorative indentation.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

12. Using a wider straw, cut out buttonholes (use a toothpick or a wooden skewer to remove the dough from the inside of the straw).

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

13. Transfer the rounds onto the lined baking sheet.

14. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 9-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.

15. Repeat with all the remaining dough.

16. Re-roll any scraps and cut out more cookies.

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

Cute as a button! 🙂

 
 

vanilla and chocolate button cookies recipe

Can you smell the vanilla? Mmm. I wish you could. It’s divine. 🙂

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

 

5.0 from 1 reviews
Vanilla And Chocolate Button Cookies
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Serves: 60 cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp (200 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp (100 grams) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp (275 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ⅛ cup cocoa powder, sifted
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add the flour, a few tablespoons at a time.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Using your hands, form a ball.
  5. Cut the ball in half.
  6. Add the cocoa powder to one of the halves and knead it into the dough.
  7. Place both dough balls on a larger plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Place one of the dough balls on a lightly floured surface and roll it out to about ⅛-inch (0.3 cm) thickness.
  10. Use an ⅕-inch (5 cm) round cutter to cut out round shapes.
  11. Use a slightly smaller cutter to press it into each cut out round. Press only about halfway through to make a decorative indentation.
  12. Using a wider straw, cut out buttonholes (use a toothpick or a wooden skewer to remove the dough from the inside of the straw).
  13. Transfer the rounds onto the lined baking sheet.
  14. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 9-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  15. Repeat with all the remaining dough.
  16. Re-roll any scraps and cut out more cookies.
  17. Enjoy!

 

Pizza Slice Sugar Cookies

pizza shaped sugar cookies

These pizza slice sugar cookies are a simple and delicious sweet treat. They can make a great baking project to enjoy with your kids.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

Being a nice and whimsical twist on old plain sugar cookies, I am sure they will bring a lot of fun into your kitchen and on your table.

Here’s how to make them…

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

To cut out the dough you will need an 8-inch (20 cm) round cutter (or a bowl) and a 6-inch (15 cm) cutter or bowl. You will also need a wooden skewer and a knife.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix butter and sugar until fluffy.

2, Add the flour, a few tablespoons at a time.

3. Add the vanilla extract and salt.

4. Using your hands, form a ball.

5. Place the dough ball in a medium bowl (or on a plate), cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

6. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

7. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out to about 0.2-inch (0.5 cm) thickness.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

8. Use an 8-inch (20 cm) round cutter or a bowl to cut out a round shape.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

Just like this.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

9. Place a 6-inch (15 cm) cutter or a bowl over the cut out round and lightly press it into the dough just to trace its edges.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

Just like this.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

10. Using a wooden skewer, make dots in the center of the inner round.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

11. Using a knife, make dents around the larger round’s edge.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

12. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the whole round into 6 triangles.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

13. Carefully, transfer the triangles onto the lined baking sheet.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

14. Sprinkle each triangle with caster sugar (optional).

15. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.

 

pizza shaped sugar cookies

Enjoy!

With lots of love,
Petra

 

Pizza Slice Sugar Cookies
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Serves: 6 slice cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp (200 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbps (100 grams) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp (275 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • caster sugar for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer, mix butter and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add the flour, a few tablespoons at a time.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Using your hands, form a ball.
  5. Place the dough ball in a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out to about 0.2-inch (0.5 cm) thickness.
  8. Use an 8-inch (20 cm) round cutter or a bowl to cut out a round shape.
  9. Place a 6-inch (15 cm) cutter or a bowl over the cut out round and lightly press it into the dough just to trace its edges.
  10. Using a wooden skewer, make dots in the center of the inner round.
  11. Using a knife, make dents around the larger round's edge.
  12. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the whole round into 6 triangles.
  13. Transfer the triangles onto the lined baking sheet.
  14. Sprinkle each triangle with caster sugar (optional).
  15. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) for about 15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  16. Tip: Re-roll any scraps of dough and cut out smaller shapes. Bake at 350 °F (175 °C) until the edges are lightly golden brown.

 

(This lovely recipe was adapted from here.)