15 Sept 2017

Making Cookies - Lemon Meringue Cookies

We love eating cookies, actually we love eating any biscuit type snacks (well I do and I know the kids and hubby eat them quick too). So I thought I'd try some different ones last weekend and on the way to work had a day dream about setting up my own gourmet cookie company. I spent a few hours afterwards googling where I could buy some (& failed) so set about creating my own lemon meringue cookies.

Basic Cookie Recipe

  •  220g plain flour 
  • 150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 120g golden granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2tsp Lemon Extract (usually use vanilla extract if plain)
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch salt

Because the kids love chocolate and they aren't so keen on lemon meringue, we used half the mixture to put in chocolate button sprinkles and the other half I kept for the other ones. This makes in total about 12 good sized cookies but you can make them smaller or bigger.

I also added some plain chocolate buttons and some white chocolate buttons to get that real indulgent feeling. So we made up the mixture (minus the extract) and divided into two batches; one we added vanilla extract and all the chocolate.

The other batch I added the lemon extract (and I was fairly liberal with it as I like them really lemony) and a crushed up meringue. At this point I gently folded in the mixture, taking care not to mash the meringue up too much. With an ice cream scoop I gently divided out the mixture on a lined baking tray, make sure you don't put them too close as they will merge into one giant cookie otherwise (not a bad thing in my world).

The end result as you can see was light and fluffy meringue cookies and they tasted divine, I'm thinking of a strawberry cheesecake for my next batch.

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