Friday, July 22, 2011

Lemon-Cornmeal Cookies

     When I saw this recipe in Semi-Homemade, I was intrigued. It was very simple, and we love cornbread at our house. The jury is still out on how I would rate them. We didn't agree here about these. My husband liked them, I didn't. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate them but I expected a crisp cookie and they are a soft cookie. I tend to like my cookies with more calories. You know, chocolate chips, lots of nuts, cream cheese...something fattening added in for texture and flavor. My husband likes a soft cookie, doesn't like chocolate or cream cheese and loves cornbread.

1 box Jiffy Muffin Mix
1 large egg
1/4 cup whole milk (I used skim milk)
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2/3 cup chopped pine nuts or pecans (I used pecans and it didn't take nearly as many)

The above is a single batch. I doubled the recipe.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper. I was out of parchment so I lightly sprayed the cookie sheets. It worked, but not well.

In a medium bowl, combine muffin mix, egg, milk, sugar, flour and lemon zest. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake for 7 minutes until browned around the edges. Let cool on parchment paper on a wire rack for 2 minutes or until cookies can easily be removed. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

     I do love the hint of lemon and the slightly gritty texture from the cornmeal. They are not overly sweet which is another reason my husband liked them. I found them a little bit "blah" but certainly easy to pull together if you need something and don't have much in the pantry to work with.

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well, at least they look good.

Barbara F. said...

They seem easy enough and I always keep a box of Jiffy on hand. No baking for me today, though, it is supposed to be over 100 and feel like 115! xo,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They sound interesting. :-D Don't know that I have ever had a cookie with cornmeal .

Linda said...

Hmmm...cornmeal cookies...they sound interesting...are you staying cool there? I heard about the horrible heat on the news.

The Fajdich Times said...

They look wonderful:)

Ricki Treleaven said...

What a unique recipe. I would like to try this one!

bj said...

You lost me at SOFT...I like a crispy cookie and, like you, I want all the good stuff I can get in them.:))
These are pretty, even if they ARE soft. :))

Patrice said...

That's an unusual combination of ingredients...

Candace said...

I think they look delicious! I wonder what they would taste like with rosemary or thyme in them. I may have to try that.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear Sue
just wanted to pop in and say hello.. I've been so bad at blogging and visiting.. for ages now... and things are a little hectic my way.. trying to plan a vacation last minute and hoping it pans out..

So.. hope you are well and just had a peek at your last post and love the B&W china.. and dragonflies.. so sweet..

Have a great weekend and thanks for popping over.. ciao xxx Julie

Barb said...

Hi Sue, they look so good. Thanks for sharing. You are making me hungry.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow they look really tasty and very easy to make!! That's the kind of cookies I like!!

Lyneen said...

the cookies sure look yummy!!!

Angie said...

These sound very interesting and sure look good! I'm not sure though that I could enjoy cornbread like a true cookie. That said, it's hard to go wrong with lemon :)