Wholewheat Lemon butter cookies

Wholewheat Lemon butter cookies

I made this using Martha Stewart's recipe available online. They came out lovely. She uses all purpose flour/ maida but I quite strongly oppose the use of maida in bakes as it is not the healthiest. So, here I use whole wheat flour instead. They taste good!

Parvathy Jayakrishnan


  1. 2 Cups Whole wheat flour
  2. 1/2 Tsp Baking soda
  3. 1/2 Tsp Salt
  4. 3/4 Cup sugar Granulated
  5. 1.5 tablespoons lemon zest Freshly grated
  6. 3 No lemons Juice of . pips please
  7. 1/2 Cup Butter unsalted
  8. 1 Egg
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract


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    Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, that is, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and lemon zest.

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    In another bowl, beat the sugar and butter together till it's fluffy. You can use a whisk or an electric mixer.

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    Add the lemon juice, egg and vanilla to the sugar butter mix and continue whisking till it's fluffy.

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    Lastly, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl, slowly whisking away as you do it.

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    Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. 

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    The dough is sticky, so use butter on your hands and make cookie balls and flatten them on your pan.

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    Bake for 20 minutes or until the sides brown.

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    Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.

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