Lemon Doodles

cookie recipe from Smitten Kitchen (which, by the way, was my favorite of the 2 I tried, but only by a smidgeon)

Makes 30 cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes (and not a minute more, people)

Cost: $2.20 or about $.14/cookie

flour: .30, butter: 1.00, sugar: .35, lemon: .35, eggs: .20

2 3/4 C all-purpose flour

2 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 C (2 sticks) butter, very soft

1 1/2 C sugar

2 eggs

1-2 tsp lemon juice

For rolling:

zest from 1 large lemon or 2 small ones

2/3 C sugar

Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Add lemon juice, beat. Add salt and beat. 

Combine remaining dry ingredients. Add dry to wet about 1 C at a time, stirring in between until incorporated mixed.

Roll dough (refrigerate if necessary, but I didn't need to; of course I'm not afraid of a messy hand, nope, not even a little) into 1-inch balls. 

Combine lemon zest and sugar. Rub together until fragrant. 

Roll balls into lemon/sugar mixture. If necessary, pat the sugar/zest onto the ball so it adheres.

Put balls onto lightly greased cookie sheet. (You don't need to press them flat; they'll flatten on their own.)

Bake at 400 for 10 minutes. I did one minute more and regretted it just a tinge. 

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