How to Make Lemon Polenta Cookies

Lemons & polenta go perfectly together. These cookies are very easy to make and incredibly delicious. I've taken recipes online & cutback on the sugar and butter but the taste is not compromised :)

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How to Make Lemon Polenta Cookies Recipe
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Ingredients. I doubled the recipe when I was making this snap guide.

Ingredients. I doubled the recipe when I was making this snap guide.

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Mix together the dry ingredients: 1/2 cup of uncooked finely  ground polenta (aka cornmeal), 1.5 cups of flour, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Mix together the dry ingredients: 1/2 cup of uncooked finely ground polenta (aka cornmeal), 1.5 cups of flour, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

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Dry ingredients mixed.

Dry ingredients mixed.

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Zest 1 entire lemon & juice it. My lemon was really juicy - probably had almost 3 tablespoons of juice

Zest 1 entire lemon & juice it. My lemon was really juicy - probably had almost 3 tablespoons of juice

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Mix 1/2 cup of unsweetened butter (at room temp) & 3/4 cup of sugar. Beat until mixture is nice and fluffy (2-3 mins).

Mix 1/2 cup of unsweetened butter (at room temp) & 3/4 cup of sugar. Beat until mixture is nice and fluffy (2-3 mins).

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Add 1 egg & 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix.

Add 1 egg & 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix.

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Add lemon zest and lemon juice. This will make your fluffy butter mixture look curdled. Don't worry about it. Mix for about 1 min.

Add lemon zest and lemon juice. This will make your fluffy butter mixture look curdled. Don't worry about it. Mix for about 1 min.

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Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients  and mix. Dough will be pretty sticky and dense.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix. Dough will be pretty sticky and dense.

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Dough.

Dough.

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Drop whole spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Can also make 1/2 spoonfuls. They bake for the same amount of time. Bake & 350 for 18-20 min.

Drop whole spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Can also make 1/2 spoonfuls. They bake for the same amount of time. Bake & 350 for 18-20 min.

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Bake 18-20 minutes @ 350F until golden brown on the bottom. Let sit on baking sheet 5 mins before transferring them to the cooling rack.

Bake 18-20 minutes @ 350F until golden brown on the bottom. Let sit on baking sheet 5 mins before transferring them to the cooling rack.

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The cookies will be light yellow on top!

The cookies will be light yellow on top!

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Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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What 2 batches (minus a few) looks like. About 14 large cookies & 3 dozen smaller cookies.

What 2 batches (minus a few) looks like. About 14 large cookies & 3 dozen smaller cookies.

Ingredients

½ Cups Finely ground polenta (aka cornmeal) 
Cups Flour 
1 Lemon 
½ Cups Butter 
¾ Cups Sugar 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract 
1 Egg 
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