Thursday, September 23, 2010

no washer, no dryer. but i have lemons!

when life hands you lemons,
make lemon cookies and share your troubles with a good friend.
i picked a friend that lives far away on purpose.
so i could eat all the cookies.

(and i'm again thankful for the neighbors
who let me wash and dry clothes yet AGAIN at their house..)

here's the recipe for those little darlings up there.. man, they are GOOD, but they aren't your normal after school snack. nope, i'd hide these until the kids all went to bed then brew some tea and just sit and do nothing.

Lemon Lover's Cookies
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 Tb sugar
2 tea lemon juice
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tea grated lemon peel

in a small bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 min. beat in the lemon juice. combine the flour corn starch, and lemon peel. gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
shape dough into a 1-1/2 in. roll; wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices/ place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. bake at 350 or 10-12 minutes. cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup powered sugar
2 tea lemon juice
1 tea grated lemon peel

in a small bowl beat butter until fluffy all the rest of ingredients and beat until smooth. spread over cooled cookies.. and of course put some peels for decoration on top!

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