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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Utterly-Buttery Lemon Cookies



Where has six days gone since my last post? I don’t know why, but it seems to have been a little hectic at home with one thing and another for me. Tut-tut, I am a bad girl too for neglecting you with some sort of sugar craving bake! I will try to make it up to you now with a gorgeous cookie bake I am posting here.



I would like to share with you these exceedingly delicious, light, crispy, buttery, lemon cookies. It would be sacrilege to keep this bake to myself and you know how much I enjoying sharing my bakes with you! Not only are these cookies divine to eat, they are also very easy to make and bake!



The butter and lemon tease and excite taste buds as they melt-in-the-mouth. Sensational, Mr. R. (hubby) quoted on his third cookie for testing on taste and likability! As you may well know, Mr. R. is my leading official taster for baked goods along with his sidekick Mr. P. his colleague. I visualise that they both will be tucking into a cookie or two come break time, after ensuring a few cookies made their way into Mr. R.’s lunchbox.




Utterly-Buttery Lemon Cookies

Makes approximately 20 cookies

Ingredients
125g (4½ oz) softened butter
Finely grated zest 1 lemon, preferably un-waxed
50g (2 oz) caster sugar
150g (5 oz) self-raising flour
Icing sugar, for dusting the cookies

You will need 2 baking trays, greased with a little butter.

Method

Preheat oven to 190°C /375°F/Gas mark 5.

In a large bowl add the butter, caster sugar and finely grated lemon zest. Beat together until light and fluffy, add the flour and mix thoroughly – use your hands to help bring the dough into a ball towards the end. Dust your hands with a little flour and taking a teaspoonful of dough at a time, roll into a small ball and place onto the baking tray. Repeat this process until all the dough is used, leaving a small gap for expansion during baking around each cookie. With the back of a fork, slightly press down on top of each cookie to flatten them out to leave a fork indentation pattern. Place the trays in the oven, and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden, check every few minutes to ensure they don’t overcook. When they are ready, cool on the trays for 10 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack. Once cold, dust over with icing sugar.


Lastly, pop those feet-up, arm yourself with a cookie and take yourself on a journey to Utterly-Buttery Lemon Cookie wonderland!



47 comments:

nora@ffr said...

rosieee... these lemon cookies looks cute and sound fabulous.. m sure gonna try this soon.. my kids gonna love this :) thanx for sharing..
cheers!!

Jules said...

These look absolutely delicious. I love lemons in anything sweet.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those cookies are for me! Two of my favorite ingredients!

Cheers,

Rosa

sowmya said...

lemony flavour n cookies...thats should taste so good..

Bunny said...

This cookies look delicious Rosie, I absolutely love lemon!

Heather said...

The greatest! These cookies would be ideal for an afternoon tea or a reception.

alskamom said...

Mmmmmm...I love lemon cookies! These sure do look delicious, Rosie.

Donna-FFW said...

I love the lemony flavor. These look so delicious. Send me some for my morning java will you?

Sanghi said...

Exactly true rosie..! Utterly butterly Lemon cookies...!:)

Mary said...

Rosie they look so delicious!

The Caked Crusader said...

ooh, I know some people who will think they've died and gone to heaven when I make these for them!

Happy cook said...

Looking to the pic my toung is tinckling.
Beautiful and delcious.

Happy cook said...

Looking to the pic my toung is tinckling.
Beautiful and delcious.

Donna said...

How did you know lemon cookies were my Favorite!! I'll be making these!!! Thanks Rosie for the recipe!!!hughugs

Uma said...

ooh, those are lovely cookies!! You always tempt us like this :) Gorgeous pics Rosie!!

Gloria said...

Love your cookies dear, absolutely yummy!!! Gloria

Cara said...

I love the simplicity. I bet these are delicious!

Aparna said...

They do look nice, And I like that your recipe is egg-free.
Btw Rosie, in India we have butter called "Amul" and their signature line is "Utterly, butterly delicious", just like your cookies. :)

giz said...

4 ingredients, no eggs, could it get any easier. AND the outcome looks wonderful

Rose said...

Dusting cookies with icing sugar always makes them so much yummier! and i bet it goes sweetly well with the lemon!

Chef Jeena said...

They look so light and buttery - delicious.

applecrumbles said...

Butter..lemon.. I can taste them now. Yum!

Ingrid said...

Mmmm, okay, you've convinced me...I need to go to Utterly Buttery Cookie land!
~ingrid

J.Danger said...

What a cute name!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

These sounds really yummy. I love lemon cookies!

Debbie said...

The cookies look great and I love the polka dot plate too!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

How delicious!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I just posted the last Disney post....
Hope you will enjoy it.
Stop by when you have some time.
I love all my new blog friends.
I love lemon cookies and your blog has made me so hungry.

Antonia said...

How completely delicious! Like you, I adore anything lemony and know I would adore these scrummy cookies.

Olciaky said...

Wow! Probably are amazing cakes:)
Ps: Wow you're blog graphic is beauty!:DD

Cakelaw said...

These look light and delciious Rosie - I think they'd be lovely served with lemon sorbet.

The Girl said...

Thank you for these. Made them last night and they turned out great. Thanks for adding that you need to keep an eye on them though, I almost had another disaster - they turned so quickly!

They taste lovely with a cup of tea and are doing wonders for my hangover!

dabrah said...

I read through the list of ingredients and thought "Is that all? I can do that!", so it's now on my list of recipes to try. The cookies look delicious.

Cynthia said...

Love the description - utterly buttery :)

Maria said...

I am always up for lemon desserts!!

Bridgett said...

What a delectable little treat. Perfect for summer!

Hornsfan said...

So perfect for summer - light, airy and lemony!

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cant wait to try this one..

Ivy said...

These cookies have my name on them. I love anything with lemon so I can't wait to try them.

Dhanggit said...

oh my, this is what i miss the most about blogging, your sweet and creative creations!! glad to be back!!and these lemon cookies look amazing!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hello all my 'dear' friends - you are what makes blogging such a pleasure! I really do appreciate all your feedback here B.C.G.

Now it is hopefully coming warmer here in England I hope to tempt you with some summer bakes :0)

best wishes Rosie xoxox

Mary said...

Rosie you're posting so many delicious recipes . I love these lemon cookies. I'm going to copy out a few of your recipes so i can make them. Thankyou sweetie!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Mary what an honour and its a pleasure to share my bakes with my friends - enjoy sweetie :0)

best wishes Rosie x

Bren said...

nice to find yoU! i love the utter part of these lemon cookies! this is a sexy summer offering!

Faery said...

these sound soooo good that I'll have to try this recipe soon

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

These sound soooooooooooo refreshing.

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