Citrusy, crispy, and crunchy lemon cookies are a wonderful winter present during the holidays. In thirty minutes or less you can create this extremely thoughtful gift that will keep on giving. Besides, everyone loves freshly baked cookies.
Ready your clean, 1 quart glass jar or container to be filled with a layer of each one of the ingredients listed above. The first layer within your container should be 1/2 cup of the white baking pieces. Follow up by layering the 2 teaspoons of baking soda, two cups of all purpose flour, and the 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Finish off the jar with the remaining 1/2 cup of white baking pieces and seal it airtight. Tap the jar if necessary to layer evenly. The additional 1/3 cup of finely crushed lemon drops will be placed in a small resealable plastic bag separately that you will later attach onto the jar. This Lemon Crispies Cookie in a Jar Recipe has a shelf life of one month in cool/dry place and makes around three dozen cookies. Remember to place baking directions with your cookie jar recipe.
Place entire contents of the Lemon Crispies Cookie Jar into one large mixing bowl. Combine the pre-prepared mixture with two eggs, 1/4 cup of canola oil, and 1/4 cup of slightly softened butter. Knead the dough thoroughly with your hand to combine. Once the dough comes to the desired smooth consistency it will be time to roll the batter into balls. Coat the batter balls with the crushed lemon candy drop mixture that was placed separately in the small resealable plastic bag. Freeze the coated batter balls for up to fifteen minutes.
It is now time to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place each frozen batter ball on the cookie sheet three inches apart from each other. Bake the Lemon Crispies for 7 - 8 minutes depending upon the strength of your oven. Once baked, let the cookies cool on a wire rack for around five minutes or so before serving. Any uneaten cookies should be stored in layers of waxed paper within an airtight container at room temperature for three days maximum or frozen for up to three months.
See also Toffee Pecan Cookie.