National Cookie Day: Vanilla Lemon Zest Cookies

December 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm 1 comment

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Ingredients:

  • 2 separated eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • confectioners’ sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the egg whites until foamy. Slowly add the baking powder, salt, and sugar and continue beating on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  3. In another bowl, combine the egg yolks, vanilla, and lemon zest and beat with a fork until thoroughly mixed. Fold into the beaten egg whites just until combined. Sift the flour over the egg mixture and fold in until the batter is smooth and light. Drop 2 teaspoons of batter per cookie about 2″ apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden. Cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to racks to cool completely. The cookies will crisp upon cooling. Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving. For best results, store covered.
  5. Makes 24 cookies

Nutritional Facts per Cookie:

  • Calories: 26.3
  • Total Fat: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 28.2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4.8g
  • Total Sugar: 3.4g
  • Protein: 0.7g

*Recipe from Prevention Magazine: www.Prevention.com*

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