I made some Lemon Sugar Cookies. Nom nom.

The other day when I shared about the The Drab to Fab Ebook Bundle (which includes 15 ebooks for $15), I told you that the Cookie Cravings cookbook was the most beautiful ebook I’d ever seen, and that the recipes looked good (butter as an ingredient is always promising!)


But a beautiful cookbook is only as good as the recipe results, so I flipped through the book and decided to make some lemon cookies, partly because I have a ridiculous abundance of lemons at the moment.

(If I buy one or two loose lemons, I never have enough, but when I buy a mesh bag of lemons, I end up with too many!)

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Mine are not quite as beautiful (or quite as beautifully photographed!*), but I’m pleased to say that they are really delicious…slightly crunchy on the outside, and soft and chewy in the middle.

*I kind of want that stainless steel spatula from the photo, as I only own nonstick plastic spatulas. And I have kind of a thing for stainless steel.

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I figured this cookbook would be good, since it comes recommended by the Pioneer Woman, but I just wanted to be able to make sure my recommendation of this cookbook is based on more than a skin-deep impression.

And no one at my house is complaining about this at all.


In fact, I think they’re all in favor of rigorous testing when it comes to cookie cookbooks.

(The Cookie Cravings book usually sells for $7.99, but you can get the whole bundle of 15 books for a total of $15, which makes the books cost $1 on average. So if this one AND some of the other books interest you, the bundle is worth checking out.)

(Email subscribers: You’ll get this on Saturday instead of Friday, but the book sale is still good on Saturday.)


  1. SheB says

    I actually think yours turned out better than the ones in the other photograph. The patten on the top of yours seem more even. However, both are lovely and I’m sure if I couldn’t make them as nice as both of you.

  2. Pam H says

    Check out goodwill for a stainless steel spatula. That was on my Christmas list last year, but the one mom got me had a really long handle that I didn’t like. So when I was at goodwill I checked out the silverware/kitchenware section and found an old one that has a handle that fits me perfectly. It looks like one my mom has that is from the 80s but I love it. And it was only 50 cents. Perfect!

  3. Wendy says

    I love lemons! I have a meyer lemon tree with about 20 lemons on it right now, just beginning to turn color.

    I have been able to add to my stainless utensils by shopping at Ross and TJMax. About 5$ a piece, once a month or so, doesn’t break my budget.

  4. Suzanne says

    Gee, thanks! Now I’m craving sugar cookies ;p. I’m sure my family won’t mind either. Actually, I think your cookies came out prettier and so yummy looking.

  5. Amanda Yoder says

    2 things-1. I would LOVE if you remade these gluten free. 2. Have you found a consistent place or brand to get TRUE stainless steel not from China? I keep finding lots of subpar immitation and Chinese

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