I have always been hesitant to try lemon cookies wondering how it will taste. But last week one of my good neighbours gave me nice plump and juicy home grown lemons. Since when I received it I have been thinking of trying some bakes with that. Though I thought of baking a lemon cake I ended up baking cookies with it. Nevertheless it was yum .. Honestly I am salivating while writing this thinking about that lemony taste it leaves over your palate once you eat these cookies ;)
So following is the recipe
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Ground almonds- 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup (powdered)
Lemon juice - one large or 2 med sized ones
Baking powder - a pinch
Milk - few tspns
As any other recipe of mine throw in all the ingredients into big bowl and gently bring it together to form a soft dough . Use milk only to bring the ingredients together. Let the dough rest for a while , about 30 mins.
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees cCelsius
Make small balls of the dough, flatten it and place it on a greased baking tray and press slightly with a wet fork
Repeat the process with the rest of the dough.
Place the tray in the oven( I usually place the tray in the top rack of the oven) and bake for about 15- 17 mins until you get a nice aroma and sides of the cookies are slightly brown.
Remove the tray and gently remove the cookies and place it on a wire rack. Let it cool and take a bite.
Store the rest of the cookies in an airtight jar.
Bake and enjoy