Attempting Natalie Therese’s Lemon Cookie Recipe (ft. broken glass + chaos)

Hey girl hey. And boy.

Now if you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you’d know that I’m TERRIBLE at baking. I’m serious – the only successful baked good I have on the blog are just me taking pictures of my PARENTS making it. LOOK:

My parents:

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Me:

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Not to mention, last week I tried to make cookies and burned them. Why? Because the recipe said 8 minutes and I thought I had baking intuition to leave it in for 15. I know you’re laughing at me, but after that horrible baking fail, I decided to never bake again in my life. Until I saw Natalie’s lemon cookie sandwich recipe! If you didn’t already know, Natalie (aka. Taking The Cake) is the best baker ever and when I saw her recipe that was explained very well, I thought “okay maybe one last recipe before we quit”.

And guess what?

It didn’t fail.

Which means YOU won’t fail – so in case you didn’t see Natalie’s recipe already, I’ll walk you through my attempt and maybe you can make them and make an attempting post and then the chain will go on and on- okay so maybe I’m the only one who does recreation posts but oh well. Let’s get started.

P.S. My brother looked disgusted when I said “lemon cookie sandwich” but he tried it and gave me a solid 7/10. So even if it sounds unappealing, this will impress you!


What You Need

  • 1 stick of softened butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • lemon zest (like the peelings) + one lemon’s juice

 

Step 1

Mix butter and sugar in a bowl until it’s fluffy.

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Step 2

Add one egg and lemon zest (I accidentally added the lemon juice in here as well but it tasted fine in the end)

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Step 3

Mix flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl.

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Step 4

Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients (you’re supposed to add lemon juice to this but ofc Bayance loves to rush through instructions – and then I question why I’m a bad baker)

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Step 5

Wrap batter with plastic wrap (I used a big ziplog bag) and put into the freezer for 30 minutes or fridge for 1.5 hours. My eco side left the chat.

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this is 30 minutes later

Step 6

“Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness, cut with cookie cutters” – these are exactly Natalie’s instructions but your sis manages to mess such a simple task UP.

The batter stuck to the cookie cutter too much so we thought, okay, we’re going to use a small tea cup. When that didn’t work out, my siblings and I did some calculations and rolled out the batter into as many balls as we wanted like so.

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every pair would represent a sandwich

And then we used the bottom of a tea cup to press it down but then this happens.

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So my mom comes and she’s like okay just use your fingers to press it down and voila.

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Step 7

Put your cookies into the oven at 400 F for 5-11 minutes. Mine took 5 minutes bake and 2 minutes broil but honestly the 5 minutes was enough. The top will look batter-y but if you use a fork to look under, the brown colour will be the thumbs up to take it out. (and don’t follow a bad baker’s intuition!!)

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Step 8

If you want to make frosting, Natalie includes an amazing recipe in her post, but Grandma Bay is lazy and just spread Philadelphia Cream Cheese in the middle then called it a day.

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So the final step is to take aesthetic photos because they look like yellow macaroons and THEN eat.

When good bloggers say to use props for your photos, I’m not sure they said to use hand cream but it matched the theme so here we are.

Moment of Truth

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Natalie on the left and mine on the right

Now I don’t know about you but I don’t think I was that far off. Right? Right?! But anyways, these tasted SUPER good so I definitely want you to make them and to check out Natalie’s post. This girl never fails to make our eyes drool (that wasn’t the best description but she’s an amazing baker!)


Anddd that’s all for today.

Have you ever made lemon cookie sandwiches?

Did I do an okay job?

Isn’t Natalie a queen at baking? (yes or yas)

I’ll see you in my next post.

Bayyy. πŸ’ž

39 thoughts on “Attempting Natalie Therese’s Lemon Cookie Recipe (ft. broken glass + chaos)

  1. Elsie LMC says:

    You had me at “baking intuition” as I so often feel the need to stray from a recipe thinking it needs my input and then the finished goods go out of their way to prove they never needed my help at all πŸ˜‚ They look sooo good 🀀 Really want to try make them! πŸ’•

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      • christina says:

        lol I’ve made a LOT of fails like mixing up baking soda and powder and when I half recipes I sometimes forget to half some ingredients which ruins it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ of course! πŸ’›πŸ’›

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      • Bayance says:

        Omlll πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that’s hilarious! I don’t mix up the soda and powder too much but I struggle most with baking intuition and just anything that requires heat. πŸ˜‚ But yess I feel you on the yield struggle! Sometimes I want to half a recipe and then half way through I see ‘one egg’ and I’m like um you know what let me double the ingredients again. πŸ˜‚

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      • christina says:

        lol yes I’ve tried to half an egg before… and that has not gone well! I don’t know why I thought it would work πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. ayesha says:

    Girl same same same! I literally had a spiritual connection with you when you said you left the cookies in for 15 minutes instead of 8! I’m so guilty of doing this!🌝
    But I’m so glad your lemon cookies worked!! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰

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  3. xoxlucy says:

    Even if you think your “terrible” at baking(which I don’t believe because the lemon cookies looked good), your perseverance to continue baking and experimenting is applaudable!!

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  4. Amber says:

    Bayance your are so funny πŸ˜‚ It’s like every time you want to quite baking, you find one more recipe and then you go on about how you so awful at baking, but honestly, I don’t think you are! The icing on the cupcakes you made looked slightly, uhm, unique?! But overall your fed looks delicious! πŸ˜‹ β€œMade my eyes drool” hahaha! πŸ˜‚ It’s mouth not eyes lol! These actually look really good and simple though so maybe I’ll give them a go at some point? Lovely hand cream prompts, and I loved this post! I also love lemon tingz so I’ll defo look into baking this πŸ₯° xx

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    • Bayance says:

      VERY UNIQUE. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Aww tysm that means a lot to my very low baking esteem. LOL yes I said eyes though because my eyes were in awe of the pictures but no thanks I don’t want to cry saliva haha. πŸ˜‚ YES definitely make this!!
      P.S. make sure to use hand cream props in your photos. πŸ˜‚

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      • Amber says:

        HAHA I DIDN’T MEAN THAT IN A MEAN WAY πŸ˜‚ Haha, aww I hope your very low baking esteem is just a tad higher! Yes I thought that was hilarious when you said eyes, likeI knew what you mean but it just didn’t sound right πŸ˜† I 100% will! HAHA yes I will definitely add that as prop πŸ˜†

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  5. Natalie Therese says:

    Baaaaaaay stoooooop you’re too nice aasdfghjkl thank you so much!
    Your cookies look AMAZING and cream cheese spread in the middle sounds delicious, I’m definitely going to try that.
    (also I make so many baking mistakes just ask my family-they’ve eaten way more than their fair share of burned baked goods)
    Great posy!
    ~Natalie

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    • Bayance says:

      No problemmmm!! ❀ OML Gordon Ramsay just complimented my dish tysm!! I refuse to believe thatttt. But okay fine it looks like one needs to fail and get up in baking too. xD
      Neat commy!!

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  6. Aditi says:

    HEY BAY IT’S BEEN SO LONG BUT IMY πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί
    Also I’m in the process of making these cookies right now!! 🀩🀩🀩 I’ll tell you how they turn out!
    Aditi your kleenex gang buddy from so long ago who misses grandma Bayyy

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