Lemon Thins

Lemon Thins

Makes: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These lemon cookies are made healthier with whole-wheat pastry flour and they get their zippy flavor from fresh lemon zest and juice rather than lemon extract. This lemon cookie recipe would be the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, or all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat 1/2 cup sugar, butter and oil in another mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add egg white, lemon zest and vanilla; beat until smooth. Beat in lemon juice. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and fold in with a rubber spatula just until combined.
  3. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Place the remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a saucer. Coat the bottom of a wide-bottomed glass with cooking spray and dip it in the sugar. Flatten the dough with the glass into 2 1/2-inch circles, dipping the glass in the sugar each time.
  4. Bake the cookies until they are just starting to brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a flat surface (not a rack) to crisp.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 30
  • Amount Per cookie
  • Calories 60
  • % Daily values *
  • 3% Total Fat 2g
    • 5% Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • 1% Cholesterol 2mg
  • 0% Potassium 10mg
  • 2% Sodium 46mg
  • 4% Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • 0% Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Sugars 5g
  • 2% Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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