Lemon Cookies..YES please!

Spring, oh Spring, where are you??  Nothing says “Spring” to me like lemons.  So fresh and fruity. So vibrant and..delicious! 😀  While Spring is taking its sweet time getting here, I’ll just whip up a batch of these delicious, soft and chewy, lemon cookies.  (Oh..and do you see that little nibble missing from the above cookie? Yes..I couldn’t wait.) I found these cookies on another blog called, My Baking Addiction, and I have to say, they are my FAVORITE lemon cookies to date.  What? You want to partake in this mouthful of lemon-y goodness?? Simple. Here’s what you’ll need:

Lemon Sugar Cookies
-from My Baking Addiction blog

2 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Zest of one large lemon, finely minced
4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar (for rolling cookies in)

Directions:
*Pre-heat oven to 350*
*Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
*In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
*Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. 
*Beat in eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest
*Gradually blend in the dry ingredients
*Roll teaspoons of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. 
*Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, about 1 inch apart.
*Bake for 8-10 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE.
*Let stand on cookie sheet for a few minutes to cool, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
And there you have it..simply wonderful, melt in your mouth, lemon-y spring cookies.

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