Monday, November 30, 2015

Lemon Chia Seed Cookies

Now that it is December and we are in the midst of the holidays, it is great to have some treats around the house for when guests come over and for you to snack on.  And while we love the traditional sugar cookies and gingerbread, it is nice to have something a little lighter and unique on hands in the midst of all the normal sweets.  We love these lemon chia seed cookies because they have a nice tangy flavor, but are but unexpected, which makes them so great for the holidays!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 350*F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and chia seeds. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixture, cream together butter/margarine and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add lemon juice, grated lemon zest, beaten egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture just just combined. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out over a floured, flat surface. Cut into desired shape and place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes until the edges are a light brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for a few minutes before placing on a wired rack to cool completely.
  6. To make the icing, whisk together lemon juice and powdered icing sugar. Use a spoon to drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies.

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