Lemon Honey Cloud Cookies


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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in a cookie mood lately. We been snacking on pumpkin lofthouse cookies and dark chocolate monster cookies all month long and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share another cookie recipe that would be perfect for gift giving.

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I’m teaming up with Bob’s Red Mill to bring you these lemon honey cloud cookies as part of their United States of Cookies campaign. They’re celebrating the diversity of each state and what makes that state special in cookie form! While Utah may be known for fry sauce, green jello and funeral potatoes, I’m choosing to stick with something extra sweet: honey. These cookies are BURSTING with lemon flavor and of course, honey. They’re soft, puffy and almost cake-like. Here’s how to make them:

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Using a mixer (hand or stand), beat the sugar, butter and lemon zest on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. It should be pale and almost white. Add the cream cheese and mix just until combined. Then, add the honey, extracts, and egg, mix until combined.

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In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. With mixing speed on low, gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. P.S. If you haven’t baked with Bob’s Red Mill unbleached white all-purpose flour before, you’ve gotta grab a bag and try it out this holiday season! It’s the same high protein flour that’s used by professional bakers. It produces high, well-textured loaves of bread equally as well as producing light, airy baked goods. We love using it for cookies, cake, bread, biscuits, and even pancakes and pizza crusts- it’s so versatile.

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Once the dough is ready, using a standard size cookie scoop (#40 or 1.5 tablespoons) drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. It’s important to use a scoop when making cookies, cupcakes or muffins, to get uniform results. Place in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.

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Remove the sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. When the cookies are completely cool, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest in a small bowl. Dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze, swirl to remove any excess. Let them sit for 5 minutes to allow the glaze to set/harden.

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Bring a little bit of sunshine to your kitchen with these lemon honey cloud cookies. They’re sure to brighten your day!

P.S. Don’t forget to grab a coupon for Bob’s Red Mill products HERE!

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These lemon honey cloud cookies are as light as air! They're sweet, zesty and completely irresistible.
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Yield: 20 cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 8 tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 2 oz. original cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅓ c. honey
  • ½ tsp. lemon extract
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ c. Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt

  • For the glaze:
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat; set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, beat the sugar, butter and lemon zest on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the cream cheese and mix just until combined. Add the honey, extracts, and egg, mix until combined.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. With mixing speed on low, gradually add the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.
  4. Using a standard size cookie scoop (#40 or 1.5 tablespoons) drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the sheets for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. When the cookies are completely cool, in a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice and zest. Dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze, swirl to remove any excess. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to allow the glaze to set.
Notes
-These cookies would be delicious with orange extract/juice/zest too!

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