Lemon Sugar Cookies
These sugar cookies are soft and fluffy, with a fresh lemon flavor everyone will love.
Author: Clean Eating Online
- 2-1/2 cups flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 cup of sugar, for divided use
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- ⅓ cup lemon zest
- ¼ cup silken tofu
- 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Place the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl, and whisk them together.
- Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the butter, ⅔ cup of sugar, and the lemon zest.
- Beat them with a stand mixer or hand mixer until they're light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add the tofu and the lemon juice, and beat until everything is mixed well together.
- With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing just until they're combined.
- Take a spatula and stir the dough a few times by hand, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl so that there aren't any patches of flour remaining.
- Use a cookie scoop to form the dough into 1-inch balls.
- Roll them around in the remaining ⅓ cup of sugar, then place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and gently flatten them a bit.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until they're puffed and lightly golden around the edges.
- Remove them from the oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet, then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.