Sarah’s Comfort Cookies
In my newest release, PROTECTING FATE, the heroine has a habit of cooking when she’s angry or stressed about something. Since the hero is…problematic…at first, he sends her into a cooking frenzy. While I don’t mention specifically what she’s creating in the book, these are the cookies she made—Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies.
I stumbled over this recipe awhile back and, since I like to try things out before they end up in my books, I figured I’d give it a go. Yeah… these cookies are DANGEROUS. They are light and the lemon is just enough that it’s like summer in your mouth. If left to my own devices, I’m not saying I’d probably have eaten the entire batch…but I would have eaten the entire batch.
The recipe originally comes from Urban Strawberries via Pinterest , and the only real change I made was that I have a nasty (and delicious) habit of adding a generous dose of vanilla into whatever cookie recipe I’m baking. It’s never steered me wrong before, and it didn’t this time, either (so just double if the vanilla amount if you’re feeling squirrelly).
Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies
Makes 3 1/2 dozen
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
- zest of one large lemon
- juice of one large lemon, about 4 tablespoons
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Line baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg, vanilla, lemon zest and juice.
- Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix til combined.
- Roll dough into rounded spoonfuls about 1 1/2 tsp, and then roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet a few inches apart.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes and remove to wire cooling rack.
by Katee Robert
Published March 17th 2015 by Entangled: Brazen
He’ll keep her safe…but who will protect her from him?
Fixer Sara Reaver is in serious trouble. She’s stepped on the wrong toes, and now her uncle is sending her out of the city in an effort to keep her safe—and he’s assigning her a glorified babysitter. The last person she expects to show up is the gorgeous Z, or for him to tempt her and then reject her in the space of a single night. Twice. Now she’s out to prove to him just how good they’d fit up together in every way imaginable.
Mercenary Z Loreto hates protection jobs, but he’s willing to make an exception for his best friend’s little sister. The only problem is she calls up things he’s been doing his damnedest to keep under wraps for the last seven years. But when she pushes him too far, it all comes rushing to the fore, and the fact she’s willing to submit to his every desire only makes the loss of control sweeter.
Sara and Z have a boatload of issues between them, but they’re sure they can make things work if they take it one day at a time… Right up until things spiral beyond their control. Now Z’s playing for keeps in a big way, and Sara’s got to decide if a chance at true happiness is worth the risk of repeating history.
About Katee Robert
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. http://www.kateerobert.com/
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OMG eff you Katee! :P I've been craving cookies and now I want THESE cookies. But I have no lemons. *cries*ReplyDelete