Here is another cookie recipe we made during our cookie marathon I had when the Grandchildren were here. These Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies were made by Caleb, my 10 year old grandson, and came about when we decided that we needed another flavor besides chocolate and peanut butter. Caleb is so creative and such a perfectionist when is comes to choosing a great presentation. We had some mini M&Ms leftover from Easter so he picked out the yellow and green ones for this recipe. He did such a fantastic job. He not only worked so hard at reading and getting the recipe right, he made them look so pretty. Just that little bit of chocolate mixed with the lemon lime in the cookies made these super delicious!
Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 tablespoon fresh grated lemon zest
1/2 tablespoon fresh grated lime zest
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (divided)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, with a whisk mix together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a bowl of an electric mixer using the paddle attachment beat together butter, 1 cup sugar and zests until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla and juices. Add flour mixture a little at a time until combined.
Using a cookie scoop, shape dough in a ball and roll in sugar; place dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper and press down with the end of a glass. Place mini M&M in the shape of a flower on the dough.. Place into the oven and bake until edges are golden, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cookies cool for 2 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
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