Lemon cookies: quintessential summer dessert

Lemon Cookies.
Lemon Cookies.

Lemon is a quintessential refreshing summer flavor. I like lemon in everything from drinks to desserts. And nothing makes me smile more than a lemon cookie.

Today's recipe was the result of a day of experimenting in the test kitchen for the best lemon cookie we could make. You'd think, with as many versions as we made and as many versions as we ate, we would have been sick of lemons by the end of the day, but we weren't ... Or maybe it was just the sugar high we were on by that time!

The old saying goes, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." We say make these easy and refreshing lemon cookies instead.