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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.)

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Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

I'm pretty sure that that particular spatula is made by OXO.

Amanda Yoder

Saturday 19th of October 2013

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


Saturday 19th of October 2013

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.


Saturday 19th of October 2013

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.

Pam H

Saturday 19th of October 2013

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!

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