Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Lemon sugar cookies

Dorie Greenspan Lemon sugar cookies image on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis month’s Cookies and Kindness recipe is also a Tuesdays with Dorie recipe this month! Some of you may remember last year, I introduced you to Dorie Greenspan’s latest project, #cookiesandkindness.

The aim: To make the world sweeter.
The method: Bake/Share/Post

I can hardly believe I even got these baked last weekend (my manuscript was due yesterday!) but I did. It’s amazing how baking has become like therapy for me. I baked a few things on the weekend actually when I needed a break from the screen. And these cookies couldn’t have been simpler. As Dorie says, this lemon sugar cookie is:

is an easy one – scoop, round between your palms, roll in sugar and bake – and a sweet beloved by all who enjoy the bright flavor of lemon.  I use lemon zest and juice to get a nice, not-too-bold flavor, but if you want more pop, add about 1/4 teaspoon of pure lemon oil or extract to the dough.

Lemon sugar cookies for Tuesdays with Dorie image on eatlivetravelwrite.comShe’s right – mix, scoop, roll and bake. Bonus is that your house will smell amazing as these are baking!

I baked a 1/2 batch, kept a few (because writing is hungry work requiring treats) but packaged most of them up to send to the lucky folks at Neil’s curling club. It was their final night of the season and it was a potluck dinner. Not one crumb of these came home. I was happy I’d saved a few for the final day of writing for myself though. It’s important to be kind to yourself, right? 😉

Get the recipe for Lemon sugar cookies here or on p 171 of Dorie’s Cookies.

What cookies will you bake to share? Take part in the #cookiesandkindness movement!

Get baking! Who will you treat this month? If you’d like stickers, tags and cards to dress up the cookies you’ll be sharing, get them here courtesy Dorie’s publisher.

We’d love to see what you’re baking up to share! Use the #cookiesandkindness and #Dories_Cookies hashtags and don’t forget to tag @doriegreenspan (Twitter and Instagram). Bake on, people!

Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com



Want more cookie recipes? Order Dorie’s Cookies for yourself on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store in your country) or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us over on Tuesdays with Dorie and bake your way through the book!



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16 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Lemon sugar cookies”

  1. You gotta be kind to you. I love that you live somewhere where curling is played. Your cookies look scrumptious. I have saved 2 for my boyfriend – will they last til he gets them?

  2. I’m so excited for your big accomplishment with the manuscript, and just your mention of curling brought back all kinds of memories from when my mom would be at the rink all the time!

  3. Hooray for finishing your manuscript! You absolutely needed to be kind to yourself after that and these look like a gorgeous way to celebrate. I agree with you on baking as therapy. If my mind needs calming or I have to work through an idea or problem, it’s either a long walk with the dog or a baking session for me. (Also, yay to curling! It’s the only sport I’ve even been any good at.)


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