Lemon Cookies Made with Vegetable Oil

Lemon Cookies Made with Vegetable Oil

This is a refreshing, lemon flavored cookie made with vegetable oil. It has a crunchy texture similar to a rich butter cookie.

Ingredients: 1 baking sheet

Egg yolk (at room temperature)
Natural Salt
a tiny pinch
Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
50 ml
Powdered sugar
40 g
○Cake flour
90 g
○Corn starch
30 g
(corn starch may be substituted with katakuriko)


1. Sift the ○ ingredients together and set aside.
2. In a bowl containing egg yolk, add lemon juice and salt. Beat well with an electric mixer.
3. When it is well mixed, add vegetable oil a little bit at a time, beating after each addition. The mixture will start to thicken.
4. Add the powdered sugar and beat again. It's even better if you can heat the bowl over warm water at 60℃ (140℉).
5. Sift the dry ingredients once more, adding them into the bowl and lightly fold in.
6. Once the dough comes together, wrap in plastic wrap and leave in the refrigerator for more than 30 minutes.
7. Preheat the oven to 170℃ (338℉). Roll out the dough and cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
8. I made them look like shortbread cookies this time. I used a chopstick for designing.
9. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes at 170℃ (338℉). Baking time make differ a bit depending on the oven.
10. This time, I used this particular lemon juice product.
11. How to make plain cookies: Add a little over 1 teaspoon of lemon juice instead of 1 tablespoon. You can make it into cookies or a tart crust for those who don't like it too sour.
12. How to make lemon tea cookies: Add 1 tablespoon of tea leaves at step 4 and stir. I recommend using Earl Grey tea!
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15. How to make Chocolate Cookies (Recipe ID: 556963): These cookies taste very rich and are made with vegetable oil.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since it's become harder to get butter from the store, I wanted to make a cookie made with vegetable oil that didn't taste inferior to that made with butter.