Lemon cookies for a rainy Sunday afternoon

I have been on a lemon baking wave recently.

Last week I baked a lemon cake, this week we did little lemon cookies.

Lemon cookies 1 - The yellow side

These are super simple and lemony-tasty 🙂

Here is my recipe (adapted and re-adapted from an old recipe book), if you’d like to try:


100 g butter
100 g caster sugar
1 egg
240 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
Demerara sugar

Lemon cookies 2 - The yellow side

Melt the butter and the caster sugar over a low heat, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat, slowly add the egg, always stirring, then stir in the flour with the baking powder, and finally the lemon zest and juice.
Cover and chill for 30 to 40 minutes.
Shape the dough into little balls (I like making mini balls with the help of spoons, as the dough is a tiny bit sticky), arrange them on a baking sheet, press flat with the palm of your hand and then with a fork. Sprinkle with demerara sugar. Bake for around 15 to 20 minutes on a pre-heated oven at 180°C.

Lemon cookies 3 - The yellow side

The Older One didn’t care to join me on the process this time, as he was busy in his own (play) kitchen baking his own cookies. Then he left them cooling down close to mine as you can see in this picture.


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