I think one of the things I love most about spring aside from the warmer temperatures and longer days is spring cleaning. Airing out the house, donating or throwing out things we don’t need, scrubbing down the house so that it’s squeaky clean…it just makes me feel good and ready to say farewell to the old and welcome to the new. Sometimes it’s nice to stop and take a break though, which is where these delightful cookies come in. I got the recipe from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod, and I think they are the perfect cookie for spring cleaning. Whether you’re doing all the cleaning yourself or have a crew helping out, serve these light and buttery cookies as a snack. I also love that they are easily frozen (once rolled into 1″ balls and rolled in sugar) and baked right out of the freezer if you don’t want to serve them all at once. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did, and happy cleaning!
Recipe adapted from here.
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp fresh Meyer lemon juice
- Granulated sugar, for rolling in
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and lemon juice.
Gradually add in the dry ingredients until well-combined.
Roll dough into 1″ balls and then roll in granulated sugar. Place on the baking sheet about 1 1/2″ apart.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Let sit on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.