Friday, 29 August 2014


I have a new guilty pleasure: homemade lemon cookies! And it's not just me....Hubby Gurt might even be an even bigger addict than I am!

Only 2 days ago I baked a batch and filled this jar and only slightly ashamed I am telling you that we just ate the last 4!

If you dare and want to give these a try then here's what you need and how you make them.


175 gram flour
175 gram butter
30 gram cornstarch
150 gram granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons rasped lemon peel [make sure you don't rasp the white of the peel because it tastes bitter]
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice [I squeeze it from the lemon I rasped]
half a teaspoon baking powder
quarter teaspoon salt
half a teaspoon vanilla extract

how to make:
  1. [with a kitchen machine or regular mixer using the dough hooks] mix the cornstarch, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add the lemon rasp en butter cut to cubes and mix it until you have a crumbly substance [I use my hands in this fase]
  3. Mix the egg yolk, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a small cup and then add it to the crumbly dough. Keep squeezing [or mixing] until you have a coherent dough.
  4. Roll the dough into small rolls of approximately 25cm in lenght and a diameter of around 2cm. Wrap these in foil and put them in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius
  6. Get rid of the foil, cut the rolls into small slices of approximately 7mm and put them with a cm in between cookies on an oven plate that you covered with baking paper
  7. Bake the cookies until they are slightly brown, which is after 12 to 14 minutes.
  8. Let the cookies cool down on a grid.
Variation: Before I started rolling I divided the dough in 2 parts and added a small handful of raisins to one part.

Then hide them somewhere safe or they will gone before you got a change to taste them yourself!


  1. Delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe I love lemon so will definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing Mirjam.

    1. I too LOVE lemon Emma! And really these cookies are awesome. I love them with a nice cup of tea! If you follow my recipe they will be rather tiny cookies [so cute]. Could be the reason also why we emptied the jar so quickly. Taking one more just seems so harmless!
      Once you tried let me know what you think of the okay? I'd really like to know!