I cannot, for the life of me, remember where this cookie recipe came from. I’ve had it for over four years, and I never get tired of it.

Citrus Sizzlers
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp lemon zest
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1 – 3 tbsp cayenne pepper *
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda

Lightly grease baking sheets. Preheat oven to 400°F.

Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and egg. Then stir in the flour, pepper, salt, and baking soda.

Drop by teaspoonful onto baking sheets. Flatten each ball slightly using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown around the edges. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

* adjust to your taste! Use less, use more, use however much you like. I usually end up using about 3 tbsp, but I like these cookies spicy!