Don’t you sometimes have one of those days that you just feel like having something sweet and simple, and you find only one little lemon in your fruit basket?
Among so many lemon desserts, the Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe from Martha Stewart is one of my favorites, simply because it’s so easy and yummy!
With a bit modification, here’s my version of Almond Lemon Sugar Cookies…BIG ONES!
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl; mix it well; set aside.
Put sugars and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed 15 seconds. Add butter, mix until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time, and then the lemon juice, and almond flakes. Reduce speed; gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined (this you can either use the mixer, or, like me, use a big wooden spoon to mix).
Scoop dough using a 2-inch ice cream scoop; space cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with a fork (do remember dip the fork in the water so it won't stick together). Sprinkle tops with couple of almond flakes and a bit caster sugar, then lightly brush a little water with a wet pastry brush; sprinkle with more sugar.
Bake cookies about 15-20 minutes or until golden. Let cool on sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks; let cool completely. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.
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