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Southern Recipe Posted by Grace Mannon.
In the summers when I was growing up, we would often gather for lunch at my grandma's house. Usually, the boys had spent the morning working on something farm-related, and though I sometimes chipped in there, I most often helped my grandma prepare the food. The table was always full of good eats, and the beverage selection consisted of three choices (and only three choices): sweet tea, lemonade, or milk. Grandpa always had tea, my brothers and cousins almost always had milk (they were growing boys, after all!), and I always had lemonade.
There's something wonderful about a drink that's sweet but makes your lips pucker at the same time. It's downright refreshing and delicious, and the taste of these cookies is reminiscent of that effect. Like traditional drop sugar cookies, they're chewy and a bit crunchy, thanks to a coating of granulated or coarse sugar. What makes them extra special, though, is the burst of lemon in every bite. On top of all that, the combination of flecks of yellow zest and shimmering sugar makes them quite lovely to behold as well! Grandma would be proud (and she'd happily snag a few!).
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
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