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Can you use bottled lemon juice in the best lemon cookie recipes?

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Bottled lemon juice is a common substitute for fresh lemon juice, but isn't as flavorful so it may cause a noticeable difference in the results of a good lemon cookie recipe. Bottled lemon juice often contains added ingredients, such as sugar or citric acid, and many brands are watered down.

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Can you use bottled lemon juice in the best lemon cookie recipes?
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The Kitchn suggests using a high-quality vinegar to give bottled lemon juice a more authentic flavor, while EatingWell tells readers to freeze freshly-squeezed lemon juice in ice cube trays to minimize the need to substitute bottled juice. When bottled lemon juice is the only option, a premium or organic brand typically provides the most realistic flavor.

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