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Lemon Blues - The Cookie That Slays
Course Dessert
Course Dessert
  1. Cream together the first four ingredients
  2. Add, stirring in, the lemon extract - to taste
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients
  4. Add and mix dry ingredients into the creamed mixture to an even consistency
  5. Fold in the blueberries
  6. Place 2 tsp size balls on parchment - on cookie sheet.
  7. Lightly flatten balls with fork
  8. Bake 350F - 12 to 14 mins until cookie bottoms and edges are golden brown
  9. Cool on wire rack
  10. Place in lidded cookie container to preserve cookie moistness.
Recipe Notes

Lemon Tincture/Extract
Grate 4-5 lemons - peel and zest (Meyer Lemons when available)
Place lemon gratings in glass jar
Add Everclear Alcohol to cover lemon + 2 more fingers above
**Important to use 95% Liquor - [75.5% is too weak for full tincturing]**
Cap the jar (with a layer of saran wrap between metal lid and lemon)
Set the jar on your kitchen counter
Shake the jar and contents every couple of days
The lemon extract will be ready to use after a couple of weeks
(You may leave the lemon gratings in the alcohol up to a month - for more intense flavor)
Filter your lemon extract through fine cheesecloth or a fine sieve
Place the lemon extract in a sealed, lidded glass container
Refrigerate - this helps citrus extract remain viable for a longer length of time
Now use the lemon grating remains in other recipes: lemon chicken, lemon tarts, lemon custard.

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