Nana's Famous Hint-of-Lemon Cookies

Posted: August 25

Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Yield: 60 servings

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Nana's Famous Hint-of-Lemon Cookies are just what they say they are—famous. Fluffy and sweet, with a little touch of lemon flavor you can amplify to taste, these cookies are a delight around teatime. Nana's Famous Hint-of-Lemon Cookies are a refreshing dessert that is easy to make and even easier to love. One taste of these and you'll feel like you're right back in Nana's kitchen.


• 1 cup butter, softened • 2 cups sugar • 2 large eggs, room temperature • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, grated • 2 teaspoons lemon extract • 4 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 cup buttermilk


Step 1

Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 2

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well each time before adding the next one.

Step 3

Beat in the lemon zest and extract.

Step 4

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate large bowl.

Step 5

Add the butter mixture and the buttermilk into the bowl with the dry ingredients mixture, alternating between them and adding about 1/3 of each at a time.

Step 6

Cover and refrigerate the bowl until the dough’s gluten relaxes and the butter solidifies, about 1 hour 45 minutes.

Step 7

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 8

Drop the cookie batter on an ungreased baking sheet by the tablespoonfuls, making sure the cookies will have enough room to spread out as they bake.

Step 9

Bake until lightly browned, about 7-10 minutes.

Step 10

Cool completely.

Step 11


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