Lemon Polenta Cookies Recipe

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Carrie Vasios

Sweet cornmeal cookies with a ton of bright lemon flavor.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 24 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked polenta

  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ouncesall-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest from about 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons fresh juice from about 1 lemon

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to upper and lower positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together polenta, flour, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat until just incorporated. Stir in lemon juice and zest.

  3. Drop dough by heaping tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly golden, about 18 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes on pan then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
130 Calories
7g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 21mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)