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6 Fresh Lemon-Flavored Desserts

From our friends at McCormick®: Here are seven ways to use McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract, for extra zesty, flavorful recipes all year long. A good rule of thumb when adding Pure Lemon Extract to a recipe is 1 teaspoon Extract = 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel, so you can add it to any recipe in lieu of fresh lemon.

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Lemon-Clove Cookies

The flavor combination of clove and lemon is delightful. Add this recipe to your holiday cookie baking.

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Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Delight guests with this luscious lemon glazed poppy seed cake. Perfect for Easter entertaining or teatime.

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Lemon-Thyme Bars

This three-layer bar makes a satisfying and sweet dessert. The buttery, thyme-speckled crust is a perfect foundation for a zesty lemon filling.

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Lemon Glazed Ginger Cookies

This is one of Lauren Chattman’s favorite cookies for cookie swaps. It features the classic flavor combination of warm ginger and tangy lemon. Chattman is a former pastry chef and author of Cookie Swap! (Workman, 2010)

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

No springform pan needed for this cheesecake recipe – just use your 13×9-inch pan.

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Easy Lemon Daisy Cupcakes

Brighten up your springtime celebrations with a batch of daisy cupcakes. They’re as fun to make as they are to eat.

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