Mum's Lemon Butter Cookies

Very excited about this recipe as it not only produces the softest, most delicious lemony cookies but it is one Mum used to make when we were younger.  As soon as I felt the dough the memories started coming back and then the aroma started wafting through the kitchen.  I said to myself - 'oh yeah, I remember these.'

They came out of the oven after school and the kids were in another part of the house.  I called out 'do I have any taste testers?'  Snap - two kids.  They can certainly move when they really want to.  Verdict - 'these are really, really good Mum.  A 10/10.'

Mum's Lemon Butter Cookies


Ingredients
225g butter, softened
Rind of 1 lemon
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
2 cups plain flour, sifted

In the morning I take the butter out of the fridge and chop it into pieces so it softens.



Place the butter, lemon rind and icing sugar into a mixer and beat until creamy.


Remove bowl from the mixer and using a wooden spoon stir in the flour to make a soft dough.  Wrap with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


Dough ready for the fridge.

Whilst the dough is in the fridge preheat oven to 180°C.

Line two cookie trays with baking paper.

Remove dough from the fridge and roll into teaspoon sized balls.  Place on the tray and press down with the back of a fork.

First tray ready for the oven.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Mine were ready in 14 minutes.

Let cookies cool on trays.

A couple of missing cookies from tray on the left.

Simple cookies are usually the best and ones we come back to again and again.  These are no exception.  Thanks again Mum.



 

23 comments

  1. How simple is that! I love all things lemony and I think my family would like these. Thanks for the recipe, Kylie. Meg:)

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    1. My pleasure Meg and I hope they enjoy them just as much as our family.

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  2. They look soooo good, Kylie! I have written down the recipe and will give them a try. I don't have a lemon tree (or a lemon provider!) but love the fresh taste so much, I plan on getting a tree in the very near future.

    I really like your blog. Well done!

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    1. I am so happy to hear from you Diann. Thankyou for your kind comment and I'm so glad you're here.
      Enjoy the cookies.

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  3. That recipe looks so good. 10/10 - you can't get better than that :-)

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    1. Top marks! It's their faces that get me. I know when it's a winner by the eyes wide open as soon as it hits their mouth 🙂.

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  4. So yum!! Can't wait to try this recipe.
    Fi

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    1. Oh Fiona they really are great little cookies. I hope they're keepers for you too.

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  5. Hi Kylie,
    the cookies look delicious. I can't wait to make them for my family. They sound a little like a lemon flavoured shortbread. Thank you for the lemon recipes you have been providing. We have quite a few lemons on our tree at the moment so I am always looking for recipes using lemons.
    I was very interested to read your seasonal and monthly care routine for your hens. How much apple cider vinegar do you put in the hens'water? We worm our hens at the start of a new season and I would like to try your apple cider vinegar tonic on them.
    Warm regards, Maria.

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    1. Hi Maria,
      I've read 1ml per chicken. Therefore I put in roughly 5mls. I don't measure I just splash a bit in and estimate. They haven't complained and are very happy drinking their water. I only add it five days a month as a prevention. I mentioned it to the vet a while ago and they said it's a great idea. It also cleanses the water drinker too.
      I hope your family enjoy the cookies.

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  6. I've got a Meyer lemon tree, so I can't wait to try this recipe. I'm in California, so our lemons won't be ripe for a few more months. I know these will be delicious, with all of that butter! Thanks Kyle...

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    1. They melt in your mouth with that butter. Best texture and light. Enjoy.

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  7. I love simple recipes. I will try this sometime soon. Thanks Kylie. :)

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    1. Our Mum's have some goodies. Enjoy your cookies.

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  8. My kind of recipe. Thanks for sharing. A lemon tree is a brilliant investment. Cheers Jo

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    1. I think the icing sugar and butter really make them so 'melt in your mouth' cookies. Enjoy.

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  9. So many recipes...so little time...lesigh ;)

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    1. I find that happens to me too Cheryl. I'm always finding recipes which I would like to make and the list is huge.

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  10. I used to cook those when my children were growing up, Kylie. Very yummy!

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  11. I made these earlier today and they are just wonderful!
    As I live alone, and apparently have NO self control, I will shape future batches and divide them into thirds,
    I will cook one and freeze the other two.
    This way I'll always have fresh cookies just a few minutes away, and not make such a shameful spectacle of myself!
    Thank you to you and your mum for graciously sharing with us.

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    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed them Jill. I'll let Mum know. Great idea freezing the dough as it does make a large batch.

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  12. Made them yesterday and they were lovely. I also made the boiled fruit cake and that was delicious too. Thanks for the recipes.

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    1. My pleasure and I'm so happy you enjoyed them. I'll let Mum know too.

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