Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Two Pea's Lemon Sugar Cookies

I have a new favorite cookie, and a new favorite cookbook. These Lemon Sugar Cookies are amazing. They are thick, chewy, crunchy around the edges cookies. Take an awesome sugar cookie and add a little lemon zing and you have these babies.


It is from the cookie cookbook by Two Pea's and the Pod which I bought for $0.99 on my Kindle. STEAL! 

I like them so much that I even risked heat stroke and baked them in my air conditioner-less apartment. It was approximately 90 degrees in the house by the time all the batches were done. Sure, we couldn't sleep because it was so hot, but with all the sugar pumping through us we weren't going to sleep anytime soon anyway. No big.

I suggest you make these asap. And then buy their cookbook for other delicious cookies.

Two Pea's Lemon Sugar Cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
4. Add lemon zest, egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Mix until combined. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
5. Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets,  about 1 1/2 inches apart.
6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are slightly brown around the edges and set. Let cookies sit on the baking sheets for two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Really, could it get any better?

1 comment:

  1. Oh J! I'm eating a Two Peas recipe today, too. It's a favorite, though savory not sweet. It's the Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale, Red Onion quinoa salad. I'll have to try the cookies...when I get in the mood to bake again! BTW, how did you get the tabs layout at the top? I LOVE that!!!!