A delicious lemon and cornmeal cookie. Wait a minute… just when the cookie is nearly gone, cayenne flickers along the sides of your tongue. A Flavor Tango freezes well and is a great take-anywhere cookie. Goes great with a glass of wine or a football game. Skeptics of savory cookies rave about the combination of refreshing lemon and the cookie’s unexpected ending.
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons lemon zest
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Cream butter and sugar.
Mix in egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
Stir together and mix into above.
Scoop or spoon and round teaspoon size balls and place 2″ apart on parchment lined or nonstick baking sheet.
Bake at 375° for 12 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown.
Let sit for a couple of minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.