Today I'm celebrating a pretty momentous birthday so to celebrate I decided to do what makes me happiest - baking (and to be honest - eating the batter and dough:)
First up, Lemon Olive Oil cookies from Carrie at Fields of Cake. They happen to be vegan, but don't let that scare you away. They are so good, so easy and a nice shift from the sweet/salty kick I've been on lately.
Just a couple of tweaks to Carrie's original recipe. I didn't have the fancy Lemon Olive Oil she uses in the recipe, so instead used 2t. lemon oil, I prefer Boyajian (bottle is $$ but worth it, it will last forever and I think lemon extract from the grocery store makes the cookies taste like dish soap) plus 3/4 c. olive oil (extra virigin olive oil was too strong, I thought). Finally, I added a 1/2t. of the lemon oil to the sugar I used to coat the balls of dough. Adds a little more sweet lemony goodness.
I have two more recipes to post (Valrhona chocolate chip brownies and salted oatmeal cookies) but have to get ready for my birthday dinner here (and this place is right next door!) Lucky me! More soon.