Lemon Cornmeal Cookies

Lemon Cornmeal CookiesThese rustic cornmeal S-shaped cookies are a delicious change of pace from traditional sweet cookies. The cornmeal gives them a pleasant crunch that goes well with a cup of tea. Dust them with icing sugar, if desired.

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups fine stone-ground cornmeal
1 cup cold butter, cubed
3 egg yolks
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated lemon zest

In large bowl, whisk flour with cornmeal; using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until crumbly.

Beat together egg yolks, brown sugar and vanilla until thickened, about 5 minutes. Scrape over flour mixture. Add lemon zest; beat at medium speed just until blended. (Dough will be stiff.)

On work surface and working with ¼ cup batter at a time, roll and shape into 15-inch (38 cm) long ropes. Cut into 3-inch (8 cm) lengths; bend into S shapes. Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 375°F (190°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Let cool on pans on racks for 3 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks; let cool. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Makes about 84 cookies. Per cookie: about 65 cal, 1 g pro, 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 8 g carb, trace fibre, 20 mg chol, 33 mg sodium. % RDI: 1% calcium, 2% iron, 3% vit A, 3% folate

Canadian Living: 150 Essential Whole Grain Recipes by Canadian Living Test Kitchen (CA)

Published: Sep 18, 2012 by Transcontinental
ISBN: 9780987747426
Price: $29.95

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Lindsey Reeder is slowly learning how to navigate her way around the kitchen. It only made sense that she would choose a career in book publishing with a last name like Reeder. As a Coordinator in the Online Marketing at Random House of Canada, Lindsey spends her days tweeting and blogging about books that make her laugh, make her cry and everything in between. Follow Lindsey on Twitter at @reederreads or @RandomHouseCA.

2 Responses to “Lemon Cornmeal Cookies”

  1. September 26, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this lemon cookies !

    • Cassandra
      September 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      Let us know how they turn out, Debbie! :)

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