Happy Valentine’s Day!
Hopefully your sweetie got your something special. Wholesome Husband and I usually don’t exchange gifts or anything. But this year he decided to take me to my favorite breakfast spot this coming Saturday – Prasino, and then he scheduled a much needed prenatal massage for me! My back has been killing me lately. I’m 6 1/2 months pregnant so it’s only going to get more and more uncomfortable.
The other night, Wholesome Husband finally felt our little boy kick! He cried. It was the sweetest thing ever!
I think seeing him hold our little boy will only intensify my love for him even more! <3
These cookies are simple to make with a small ingredient list and they are delicious! The dough might seem a little dry, but make sure to pack it well into the baking pan and it will be perfect once it’s baked!
2 sticks butter, room temperature
2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 lemon, zested
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and knead with hands until incorporated.
3. Press dough into ungreased baking pan.
4. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Don’t over bake! Icing optional! Makes 24 cookies.
Nutrition Notes: Cake flour makes for a softer cookie than all-purpose flour. Cake flour has a lower protein content than all-purpose flour and it is made from soft wheat flour. It is chlorinated to further break down the strength of the gluten and that makes it more smooth and velvety in texture. Cake flour is perfect for making cakes (especially white cakes and biscuits) and cookies where a tender and delicate texture is desired.
Taste Test: Rich and delicious! These remind me of the shortbread cookies at Panera!
Hope your love day is fantastic!