This is what happens when you forget to put the full amount of flour in cookie dough...
You get one big cookie blob!
As I was scooping out the dough onto the pan I thought to myself,
"Wow this dough is really wet and gooey!"
I'm pretty sure I put in 2 cups of flour
instead of the 2 1/2 it called for.
Guess I was tired from waking up at 6:00am this morning
to see an early screening of Harry Potter.
(It was awesome, by the way)
After that sad mess came out of the oven,
I added some flour to the dough until it seemed right
and was able to salvage some cookies.
And I have to say, they're pretty darn good!
Lemon Thyme Cookies
Inspired by the big batch of fresh thyme growing on our balcony
Adapted from this Land O'Lakes recipe
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1-2 Tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400.
Put all ingredients into a bowl.
Mix on low until mixed well, scraping the sides often.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a baking sheet a few inches apart.
Bake 6-8 minutes until golden around the edges.
Cool on sheet for a couple minutes, then move to cooling rack.
I was going to add the glaze that's on the Land O'Lakes recipe
but I didn't have powdered sugar on hand.
And I actually liked them better without the extra sweetness of frosting.
They're nice, light, with just enough lemon to be refreshing.
Perfect for a summer day!