So Richard had a bbq to go to after work today, I decided to bake cookies for him to take. Shocked? Yeah I’m sure his co-workers won’t be shocked either. Oh well, at least I’m predictable in a tasty way?
So I was originally going to make a make your own oreo recipe, but decided I didn’t want to deal with rolling out and cutting cookies. I had gone to the grocery store and picked up some lemons and limes. I decided to make lemon and/or lime cookies. I went searching on the web and stumbled across a recipe for Lemon Chewy Crisps.
Lemon or Lime Chewy Crisps Cookies (adapted from allrecipes)
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- zest of a lemon (or two limes)
- juice of a lemon (or two limes)
- 3/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- preheat oven to 350
- cream butter and sugar
- incorporate egg, zest, juice, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda until blended
- add flour until just mixed
- scoop onto cookie sheet
- bake 10-12 min until edges start to brown
- let cool 1 min on sheet then remove to cooling rack
I made one batch of lemon and one batch of lime. I got about 22 cookies in each batch. While the color of the cookies were pretty much the same (oops guess I should have added a drop or two of food coloring), that is where the sameness ended. The lemon (right picture) ones didn’t spread much at all and ended up with a crinkled top. The lime (right picture) ones spread out more and had a smooth top. The lemon flavor was barely there just a hint of lemon to be found. The lime ones had a much stronger flavor.
I said to Richard “Now I need to go get an orange and try it with orange.”
I may try them again, we will see. I might have to search for a different recipe. I wanted something more crispy and these were certainly a chewy cookie.