Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lemon Cornmeal Cookies

Once the kitchen was cleaned I decided to dirty it up a little and bake some cookies. I have been wanting to try this recipe for a while but I keep forgetting to get lemons at the store. Today I decided to not let that stop me and subbed in lemon extract instead. I like lemon so I added a little more than a normal substitution would call for. I am going to keep them glaze free for this round because I want to keep the calories right but for special occasions, I think I will create a lemon glaze to go on top. These cookies DO spread and I didn't take that into account when I put them on the cookie sheet. That is why I have blob shape cookies and not nice round ones. I really don't mind though, they all go down the same.

Lemon Cornmeal Cookies
(recipe adapted from Cooking Light)


  • 5.6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 3 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

3. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add oil, syrup, rind, and egg whites, beating until blended. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat well. Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart on 2 baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Place baking sheet on a wire rack; cool completely.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 96 (40% from fat)
  • Fat: 4.3g (sat 1.4g,mono 1.9g,poly 0.8g)
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Calcium: 24mg

  • 1 comment:

    1. Mmmm these look easy enough. And healthy too so you can't beat that. ;p