Simply Lemon Cookies
The intense lemon flavor in the Sisters' Simply Lemon Cookies is derived chiefly from the zest and juice of fresh lemons. The finely granulated sugar that coats the outside of each of these cookies makes them neither too tart nor too sweet. The crisp exterior of each cookie quickly gives way to a chewy center. It is difficult to eat just one of these refreshing, yet comforting, cookies! Comes packaged in a 4-oz size. Resealable bag.
Purchases of Monastery Baked Goods products help support the mission and ministries of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand, Indiana.
The history of Monastery Baked Goods is rooted in a love of baking among the sisters. In support of an annual German festival held in Ferdinand, the sisters started making and selling springerles, a traditional German cookie. Following some suggestions from friends and community members, the sisters experimented and created the recipe for almerles, almond-flavored cookies that have the appearance and texture of the springerle.
Later, the sisters decided to make cookies in honor of St. Hildegard, a twelfth-century mystic. The cookies were so popular that they also were added to the bakery’s offerings. Due to the interest generated by the cookies, Simply Divine Bakery was born. In 2015, the bakery was renamed “Monastery Baked Goods” to more closely relate the name to the Sisters of St. Benedict.
Ingredients: Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), shortening (soybean oil, hydrogenated palm oil, palm oil, mono-and diglycerides, TBHQ and citric acid added to help protect flavor), sugar, unsalted butter, baking powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, pure lemon extract (alcohol, water, oil of lemon)