Citrus is often used to cleanse the palate, which is great after eating food that is very rich, salty, or fatty. A lesser known use is consuming citrus, especially lemon, to make you feel less full during or after a meal—this can be a very dangerous thing.
Using lemon to create what feels like an extra square inch or two in your tummy during an occasional indulgent meal isn't really a problem, but when you've incorporated lemon into an everyday dessert, like cookies, and you realize that you could literally eat all of them, well, that might not be so good.
The lemon sugar cookie recipe below contains a healthy dose of sugar, margarine, and flour, but the cookies still taste light and refreshing and don't leave you feeling very full, so you are tricked into eating too many. Darn lemon! They are delicious, so it might not be too bad…
Enjoy the cookies, but eat with caution!
Lemon Sugar Cookies
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. pure lemon oil (not extract)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, preferably unsalted, at room temperature
1/3 cup lemon zest
1/4 cup soft silken tofu
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Makes 4 dozen cookies
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