Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lemon Cornmeal Cookies!

Hello, My People!

I don't know about you, but I get a real charge out of cornmeal. It's corn. It's meal. It's cornmeal. It's sunshiny yellow and reeks of goodness and heartiness. I can't get enough of it and there just seems to be very few opportunities to use it in everyday life.

So, when I found a recipe for Lemon-Cornmeal cookies, I went a little cuckoo and made up a big batch for the office wing gang.

This is not the exact recipe I used. I used one that called for refrigeration of the dough for a whole six hours. However, this required delayed gratification which is not a character trait I care to exercise when it comes to any part of the cookie experience. My original recipe did not include ginger, but I think it sounds darn good.


1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/2 ounces)
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 4 ingredients (through ground ginger); stir with a whisk. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Scrape sides of the bowl occasionally. Add egg; beat well. Beat in grated lemon rind. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, and beat at medium-low speed just until blended.

3. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons batter 2 inches apart onto 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned and almost firm. Remove from oven. Cool on pans for 2 minutes or until firm. Remove from pans. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Betty's final note: Being the demanding woman I am, I needed even more sweetness than this cookie originally gave me so I slathered on some icing.

Yow-Wow! These were good cookies. Hope you try them and enjoy them!


Jennifer said...

Oh, these look yummmmy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've been reading your blog regularly in google reader on my phone but haven't been able to get over here and comment. I love your header photo. So beautiful!

I think I actually have all the ingredients to make those cookies and my husband has our van at work all day today so my little man and I will be trying these out. Thanks!

john said...

Cookies look good, but the real question is "What are you doing up at this hour?!?" :)

Old Kitty said...

Yum, yum, yum!! Your work colleagues are so lucky!! Yay!!! Take care

Out on the prairie said...

I am with you on eating products made with cornmeal, I like the flavor as well as the nutrition.These sound the best of two worlds.

Out on the prairie said...

I am with you on eating products made with cornmeal, I like the flavor as well as the nutrition.These sound the best of two worlds.

faye said...

They look delicious..... are you busy stuffing boxes for Fed-X delivery ????

Empty Nester said...

Those look yummy! I'll have to try them. Since we've gone gluten and sugar free I've been trying a bunch of recipes and substituting my ingredients--this should be interesting. LOL

My Mind's Eye said...

Yummy BB
This is a keeper for us!!!
Corn meal is a staple here iat our homestead!! My human sis calls Mom's corn bread dessert
Hugs and thanks for another BB recipe we like instant gratification too
Hugs Madi and Mom

My Mind's Eye said...

Pardon typos mom is on her iPad

My Mind's Eye said...

Did you use plain yellow corn meal or self rising?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're right - other than cornbread and tortillas, where else do you use cornmeal?

icedgurl said...

trekking your blog!!! looks yummy!


Green Monkey said...

oh they look extra yummy! had eggs benedict made with a cornmeal biscuit yesterday. It was fabulous. I too love cornmeal!!!

Shrinky said...

Maybe it goes by another name over here, but try as I might I can never find cornmeal in a store over here (pout).. but those cookies sure do look delicious!

jenny_o said...

I'd never have thought of making cornmeal cookies, even though I love cornmeal too. Thanks for the recipe!

ds said...

YUM! Will have to try this one. Thank you.

Sandi McBride said...

can't wait to try these, of course will be using splenda...look wonderful!

Olga said...

These sound very good and I will definitely try them. I love cookies.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love cornbread. They look delicious.

Connie said...

Oh those look so good! I always vote for icing too if given a choice. :D

Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds delicious. I love the taste of cornbread, so I could see it working here.

Susan Fields said...

They definitely look good - and that extra icing is an excellent addition!

Betty Manousos said...

oh, betty, those lemon cornmeal cookies are making my mouth water!!
thanks for the recipe. thinking i am going to have to try this.

have a wonderful beginning to your week.

SUGAR MOON said...

Thanks for the recipe. I will try it on my husband. He likes anything lemon. Have a great week.

Pat Tillett said...

Yum!!! Two for me please!