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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Slow Baking

This weeks Sunday Slow Baking is another challenge from 'Dolce Italiano'. Biscotti di Lomone e Semolino~ for those of us in Alabama~ Lemony Cookies.
As I looked at the recipe with my grocery list for Piggley Wiggley, I saw Semolina flour. OH NO! After my last search for grappa I decided to skip the Pig and head straight to our Whole Foods. Bob's Red Mill makes every kind of flour... and then some.
These were really simple to whip up~ unlike some of these recipes which can be complicated. I think they would be just as good without the heavier semolina flour.
Lemony Semolina Cookies
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2/3 cup semolina
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 Tbs EVOO
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbs lemoncello
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Sift together dry ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl cream butter, sugar, and olive oil. Slowly add beaten egg and yolk. Add zest, lemon juice, limoncello and vanilla. On low speed add the dry ingredients. When smooth, wrap in plastic and chill until ready to roll out cookies.
Pre-heat oven to 325°
Break off 1 inch pieces of dough, roll into a ball. Roll balls in granulated sugar (I used some raw sugar from Whole Foods). Bake for 14-15 minutes. Cookies will collapse and become lightly browned.

These bite sized cookies are perfect for a Mother's Day treat. I'll be taking a basket full to Mom's today!
Happy Mother's Day y'all


Justabeachkat said...

Lemon is one of my Mom's favorites too...cookies, cakes, etc. Those look delish!

Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful.


Jen said...

I love just about anything lemon. These look so good.

Sugar Bear said...

Lemon anything is yummy! So fresh and light.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Lemon is summery, light and fresh.
Thanks for visiting!

Back Through Time said...

Yum!You always have something tasty cooking over here.
Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Michelle- Unfortunately we are always eating something tasty... I need to figure out a way to give away the calories.

Sandi McBride said...

I love lemon anything...lemon pie, lemon pound cake, lemon cookies and especially these! Thanks for sharing!
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Mary said...

I've never baked with semolina flour so I might just have to make these cookies. I love lemon also so that does it, I have to make the cookies! thanks!

Sue said...

Happy belated Mother's Day. Your Lemon cookies look delicious, I'll give them a try.

Gigi said...

Sandi, you always have great food here! The cookies look sensational! I loved the raw sugar addition to the cookies.

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Wyanne Thompson said...

Those look wonderful! What is EVOO and lemoncello? Also, I wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog. So nice of me...right? Anyway, here are the rules and you can find them on my site too. I have no idea who started the tagging...I'm just playing along and hope you will too. Love, Wyanne

* 1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
* 2. Post these rules on your blog.
* 3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
* 4. Tag six people at the end of your entry.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Private Chef~ I hope you aren't spam... I will have to check it out.
Mary~ the semolina flour is granier than regular flour. It is what gives the cookies that biscotti taste.
GiGi~ nothing like your cupcakes!
Wy~ Limoncello is an italian lemmony drink, and EVOO is extra virgin olive oil... you are forgiven as I can't say I know one paint from another. We're even! Now what about this tag??

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