Oh look, it’s that time of year again when the lemon shrub has gone completely insane with fruit and I am desperately trying to come up with ways to use them up.
This year, because I need to make lots of cookies for a cookie exchange, I asked Google for help, and lo, did Google provide (all hail our robot overlords).
So today I spent the majority of the day making Meyer lemon cookies.
It is a rather tedious sort of recipe because the dough on its own is fairly soft, so there was a lot or rolling and freezing and cutting and freezing some more, and then after they were cooled, they were topped them with a lemon glaze, which (bonus!) used even more lemon juice and zest, so then there were cookies all over the counter all day, waiting for the glaze to set
But on the plus side, the cookies are absolutely delicious – a lovely light lemon flavor without being too tart.
Also three batches of cookies used up 8 lemons, so there are only about 573 left on the tree to go.
Tis the season for Holidailies.
We have lemons, too, but we like to cut and squeeze them into our water. We’ve never had a surplus, but the cookies sound good, so I’ll keep the recipe.
They look lovely. Our neighbor’s orange tree has an abundance of fruit like your lemons. The tree is as tall as their house and I can’t get around to pick many this year. Who do you give them too? :-)