Heaven is made of Lemons Recipe

Heaven is made of Lemons


  • 2 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened (if your butter has been in the refrigerator, cut into cubes, that will help the butter soften faster)
  • 1 1/2 cups White Sugar
  • 1 Egg (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract (I used lemon juice...so it wasn't as fragrant as the lemon extract would be)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel
And to make them pretty...
  • 2 tablespoon lemon peel¬†
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

How to make Heaven is made of Lemons

  1. Preheat oven to 175C. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
  4. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon extract/juice and lemon peel.
  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Mix together the 2 tbsp of lemon peel and sugar and press a tiny bit of the mixture onto the top of each cookie. 
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the oven or until lightly browned.
  8. Let stand on cookie sheet a few minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
Question from the Chef

“What's your favorite way to cook with vanilla?”

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