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Sunday Slow Bakers #5 - Biscotti di Limone e Semolino

SSB #5 - Lemon Semolina Cookies

It is time for Sunday Slow Bakers. We are a group of bakers from Slow Travel who are baking and blogging together each Sunday. The group was organized by Krista and this is our fifth bake.

Jerry at Jerry's Thoughts, Musings and Rants! selected this week's bake - Lemon Semolina Cookies. After reviewing the recipe, I realized these are a lot like a ginger molasses cookie that I make except the focus is on lemon - lemon juice, lemon zest and Lemoncello!

SSB #5 - Lemon Semolina Cookies

First task was to buy some lemoncello. Another run to the State Liquor Store. Fortunately, they had several in stock. Semolina was easy to find. Central Market had it in bulk so I could buy just what I needed.

SSB #5 - Lemon Semolina Cookies SSB #5 - Lemon Semolina Cookies

First you combine the flour, semolina, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Next cream together the butter, olive oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs.

SSB #5 - Lemon Semolina Cookies

Zest and juice a lemon. Add to mixture with vanilla and lemoncello. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients.

The dough is much moister than the typical cookie. Chill for an hour first. I went out for a run. Then roll about a teaspoon into a ball and roll in sugar. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I put the dough into the freezer after the first batch to get it firmer to make it easier to roll the second batch.

SSB #5 - Lemon Semolina Cookies

Bake in 325 degrees for 15 minutes. My oven is cool so I baked them an additional five minutes. They were very light but cooked. Lemon aroma wafted thoughout the kitchen. I could not wait and bite into one. Yummmmm...

SSB #5 - Lemon Semolina Cookie

Comments (8)

I also couldn't wait and ate one a couple of seconds after they came out of the oven. I love this recipe! It's simple and produces a great buttery lemony cookie.

Wow, I can almost taste them with that great close up shot. They sure do look delicious and they also sound easy to make.

Maria - so did I. I almost burnt my mouth because I could not wait.

I definitely recommend this recipe. :)

I think your cookies took the beauty prize this week.
They are beautiful.

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Okay - now after reading yet another post, I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have blown off this week's selection and make them again. Still curious though as to why some were domed and some were flat.

cubbies:

Marta, thank you, thank you for sharing your prize winning cookies with us in Vashon. The ones you left behind were divine, too!

Note to self: don't read when hungry! I am hungry and there is nothing satisfying around... Cookies please! :)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

That photo makes those cookies look so good, it makes me want to get out my measuring cup and give this recipe a try (and not a great baker!).

Great post!

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