Fill your cookie jar with these perfect holiday treats.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, lemon zest, and salt.

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  • In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, and egg until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients until moistened.

  • Pinch off and roll dough into balls, each equal to 1 1/2 tablespoons; place on 2 baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. With fingers, flatten balls to 3/4-inch thickness.

  • Bake until lightly browned around edges, 20 to 25 minutes; transfer to racks to cool completely.

Reviews (11)

61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
04/02/2018
Am I the only one that thinks that corn meal makes them gritty? The flavor is wonderful, as is the general form and texture. But the cornmeal lingers as a grit that takes a while to swallow.
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2014
I really like these cookies. To increase the lemon flavor, I drizzled a thin lemon icing over the baked cookies. Great with a cup of tea or coffee. I really can't stop eating them.
Rating: Unrated
11/04/2010
Barbi50 , I use a mixture of buckwheat flour and rice flour as a substitute for the usual all purpose flour and the results are great .. I used it for lemon squares and they came out tastier than the original recipe that calls for all purpose flour. Would like to try it in this recipe as well
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Rating: Unrated
11/04/2010
Could you use corn or rice flour to make these more gluten free?
Rating: Unrated
04/26/2009
I found these cookies too dense and dry. I won't make them again
Rating: Unrated
04/12/2009
These were so easy to make and so tasty! I did increase the amount of lemon zest to 2 lemons (mine weren't very big so it was prolly equal to 1.5 lemons). Great recipe!
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Rating: Unrated
04/05/2009
Would it be possible to add nutrition info, e.g., calories per cookie, to these recipes??
Rating: Unrated
04/05/2009
what is vegan
Rating: Unrated
04/03/2009
yay! a vegan! i just want to say i love you for being vegan (or at least thinking vegan)
Rating: Unrated
02/28/2009
These are great! The cornmeal adds a crunchiness and goes great with the lemon flavoring. They are not too sweet, just the right amount. Everyone loves these when I take them to gatherings.
Rating: Unrated
01/09/2008
Can also be made Vegan and tastes great. Use margerine and egg replacer (powdered form). Simple and delicious.