Lemon cookies are perfect for those summer afternoons when they come straight out of the oven. The rind of the lemon along with juices and the dusted icing on top of the cookies make it delectable and perfect for an afternoon tea party or a snack. When you make them you will have notice that these cookies are not crisp and crunchy but soft with a lot of textures.
INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 tablepoon lemon juice 1/4 cup roasted pistachios, crumbs confectioners' or icing sugar for dusting
METHOD In a bowl whisk the butter and sugar. Beat in yogurt. Gradually stir in the honey, lemon peel and lemon extract. Finally stir in the flour, pistachio crumbs, baking powder and salt until well combined.
Drop by tablespoonfuls two inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 180 C for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and there are visible cracks. Remove to wire racks and allow it to cool completely. Dust the cookies over confectioners/icing sugar and serve.