Israeli Chopped Salad

Lemon Cornmeal Cookie With a Kick

This beautiful cookie has a little surprise for you; after you enjoy the lemony, cornmeal goodness, the cayenne sneaks up on you. But, I bet you can't eat just one. 



Cooling, getting ready for my tummy. 

If you don't have any cayenne pepper, go get some now, I'll wait, then we can get baking...





Besides cayenne pepper, you'll need sugar, butter, an egg, lemon juice and lemon zest, salt, baking powder, cornmeal and flour. 




In the bowl of a mixer, add a stick of butter




and sugar, and cream together. 




While the sugar and butter are doing their thing, zest and juice the lemon. 




Once the sugar and butter are creamed, add the egg, 




lemon zest




and lemon juice. 



Combine the cornmeal and flour. 




To the cornmeal and flour, add the baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper. 




Mix, mix, stir, stir. 




Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and mix well. 




Scoop or spoon the dough on a well greased, or parchment lined cookie sheet. 

Bake to golden deliciousness. 


 Here's the recipe I used. I hope you try them, the cayenne adds a nice surprise to the cookie.

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Lemon Cornmeal Cookie


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Baking Instructions
Step 1:
Cream butter and sugar.

Step 2:
Mix in egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

Step 3:
Stir together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper,
and mix into above.

Step 4:
Scoop or spoon and round teaspoon size balls and place 2 inches apart on
parchment lined or nonstick baking sheet.
Bake at 375° for 12 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown.
Let sit for a couple of minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.

A delicious lemon and cornmeal cookie. Wait a minute… just when the cookie
is nearly gone, cayenne flickers along the sides of your tongue. A Flavor
Tango freezes well and is a great take-anywhere cookie. Goes great with a
glass of wine or a football game. Skeptics of savory cookies rave about the
combination of refreshing lemon and the cookie’s unexpected ending


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And that's that