Lemon Cayenne Cookies

Lemon Cayenne Cookies
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These sweet, crumbly lemon crackle cookies lash the tongue just a bit with the unusual combination of tart lemon and spicy cayenne. But don't worry it's a gentle tongue lashing. Just when the cookie is nearly gone, the cayenne flickers, reminding you its there.

Category: desserts


Yield: 48

1 ½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar (packed)
1 cup unsalted butter (room temerature)
2 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated)
2 large eggs (room temerature)
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cup all-purpose flour (scooped and leveled)
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda (scooped and leveled)
½ teaspoon kosher salt (scooped and leveled)
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (plus more for optional sprinkling)
½ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 cup confectioners sugar (for rolling)


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Greg Henry Greg Henry
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