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Lemon olive oil sugar cookies with slightly crisp edge and soft, chewy center! Perfectly sweetened and bursting with refreshing lemon flavor, it’s no surprise that kids will surely love these cookies.
What Are Sugar Cookies?
Sugar cookies are soft, chewy cookies made using basic everyday ingredients that you can find easily in your pantry: flour, butter, sugar, eggs, baking powder, baking soda.
The good thing about these delicious cookies is that you can make them really quickly for your cookie craving!
How Do These Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies Taste Like?
These lemon cookies are soft, with a very chewy center and slightly crisp edge. Sink your teeth into the cookies, and you will taste the distinct lemon flavor!
You will also find that the cookies taste a little different from the usual buttery cookies, since they are made using oil. However, I didn’t taste any heavy olive oil taste in these cookies, other than the lemon flavor infused in the oil. So for added flavors, I’ll really recommend you to try lemon or other fruity infused olive oil for this sugar cookie recipe. The extra lemon zest and vanilla extract will also add to the taste.
The cookies will taste best on the day of or next day of baking. While you can keep the cookies for up to 3 days, just note that the cookies will turn dry as time pass.
Are These Cakey Cookies?
Not really! I would say these lemon olive oil sugar cookies are more chewy than cakey. Kids would love this texture and sweetness!
For a more cakey, and not chewy cookie, you can try this soft cranberry biscuits. I find the cranberry biscuits appeal more to the tastebuds of both adults and children.
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What Ingredients Do I Need?
- Plain Flour: Any plain / all purpose flour will do. I am using Prima’s unbleached plain flour.
- Baking Soda & Baking Powder
- Caster Sugar
- Olive Oil: I’m using lemon infused olive oil from Cobram Estate. It’s a very good brand for its olive oil, but sometimes can be easily out of stock on Redmart. You can also check out Naturel’s lemon flavored olive oil.
- Vanilla Extract: Since these cookies do not use butter, for extra flavor, I’ll recommend to use a good quality vanilla extract!
- Lemon Zest: Optional, but this adds more refreshing citrus flavor to the cookies! I like to use RedMart’s unwaxed lemons. To clean, I usually rub salt all over the lemon, before rinsing and pat dry, then zest it using my microplane.
How To Make These Lemon Sugar Cookies?
It’s really simple! Just whisk together the wet and dry ingredients in their respective bowls, then combine them all together.
Unlike usual cookie dough, this dough will be very soft, almost like a thick batter. So it will be good to let the dough rest for about 10 mins, before scooping by the tablespoon and dropping the dough onto lined baking tray. Lastly, sprinkle the surface of the cookie dough with sugar before baking.
How Can I Store These Lemon Olive Oil Cookies?
Store the cooled cookies in airtight containers for up to 3 days. I find the texture of the cookies quite dry on the 3rd day after baking though. They were not chewy and more “crisp” in texture – strangely I like this texture better haha! Otherwise I’ll recommend to eat them fresh and chewy on the day of or day after baking.
For extra cookies that you cannot finish, simply store them in freezer friendly ziploc bags and freeze them. To thaw, place the frozen cookies in the fridge overnight.