|Please excuse the rather ugly picture. I was so hungry that I began to dig in to lunch before I stopped to take a picture. |
Spring mix, tomato, cucumber, carrots, sprouts, bell pepper, cabbage, baked falafel, and roasted garlic hummus
Tonight after I finished dinner I had a hankering for a freshly baked treat I happen to see a picture of a lemon layer cake while browsing Pinterest and suddenly HAD to have a slice. Unfortunately, cooking a lemon layer cake at 8pm wasn't exactly feasible. I did, however, recall that half of a lemon was sitting in the refrigerator waiting to be used. So with inspiration and ingredients, I quickly through together a little baking experiment.
Tart Luscious Lemon Cookies
3 tbsp Earth Balance
Lemon Juice and Zest from 1/2 of a fresh lemon
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine earth balance, lemon juice and zest, sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat with a mixer until smooth (30 seconds). Gradually mix in flour and baking powder. Mix until just combined. Roll spoonfuls of dough into one inch balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Use the back of a spoon (or your fingers) to slightly flatten the cookies. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool on a baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing them. Enjoy immediately!
If you're looking for a tart lemon cookie, this is definitely your recipe. It literally took 15 minutes from the time I started gathering ingredients to the time I was enjoying bite after bite of lemony goodness. Enjoy!