Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Fling, Day 3: Low-Cal Lemon Cornbread Cookies

This week, I'm doing something I've never done before! Woo! From April 22nd to April 26th, Julie of Natural and Free and I are hosting a Spring Fling via a great little link-up party! Link up anything spring-- recipes, crafts, gardening, spring pictures... If it's spring-related, we want it (just no giveaways or other link-up parties, please)!

On April 27th, we will each feature our top three favorites! There is no limit to how many posts you can link-up, so feel free to bring on the Spring fever with your amazing posts! We can't wait to check them out!
This week, I'm going to be posting a lemon-flavored recipe a day. I don't know about you, but nothing says "Spring" like lemon! On Monday, I shared a recipe for to-die-for Lemon Creme Oatmeal Bars. Yesterday, wrote about Lemon Pepper Roasted Walnuts. Today, a sweet and savory recipe!


Please note, this is not my original recipe. I found it on MyRecipes.com and it originated in Cooking Light.  The edits are mine. Each cookie is just 55 calories (which is awwwwwesommmmmmme). I sent these to John as a breakfast option, but you can also eat them as a snack or even with a bowl of chili. Yeah, they're that versatile!
You'll Need:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking soda, salt, and ginger. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed.  Add egg and grated lemon and beat. Add flour mixture to butter mixture by increments until blended.
  3. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons batter 2 inches apart cookie sheets. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned and almost firm (I found that this took about 10 minutes. 12 minutes turned them into brown disks.).




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