Thursday, August 16, 2012

52 cookies :: week 31 :: lemonade cookies

52 cookies

we are settling in very nicely to the new school year. e has declared joyfully that middle school is "like camp. but lasts longer!" she is taking french and thinks it is her favourite class. k has a wonderful teacher - and i know third grade will be a big (and great) year for her.

52 cookies

i am close to getting the carpool pick-up down. close but not quite.

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the heat hasn't let up. we've been doing homework, playing in the pool, staying cool. just right for these:

Lemonade Cookies
from a few shortcuts

1 1/3 c flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
1 tsp lemon zest (I used 2 tsp)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In small bowl combine all the dry ingredients.

In the stand mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until blended. Reduce speed to low and beat in flour mixture until just combined, scraping the bowl with a spatula. Stir in the lemon zest.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons (or a small icecream scoop), 2 inches apart on a silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until just brown around the edges.

3 c powdered sugar (I cut down on the frosting and only used 1 c here)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp light corn syrup (I used 1/2 tbsp)
2-3 tbsp water (I just added water until I was happy with the consistency)

Instead of following the directions I veered off here and left out the food colouring (the organic confectioners' sugar made the icing kind of yellow) and dipped each cookie in half way.

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K: This cookie is good for any kind of day. It has really good flavour and texture. These are good to share with friends at school. They are the perfect size. The end.

E: Cool and refreshing these cookies are awesome. They are as refreshing as a glass of lemonade. Not only will they make you feel good on a hot day, they would make you feel good on cold days too. These cookies are great.

D: Good cookie. Kinda like a lemon butter cookie. It's soft but not soggy, and lemon fresh but not too strong. I think it would be best with a cup of tea. Oh yeah, it has the lightest little glaze on it making it special.


rebecca said...

surprised d went for tea. thought maybe he'd pair it with a wit or a hefeweizen.

happy first days of school!

BunkleLife said...

Nom! Love me some lemon!!
I'm a big fan of these oils for baking (or marinades...or anything that requires a citrus kick)

The lime is so intense it basically turned my head inside out when I tried a drop - but I have plans to add it to my xmas lime marmalade this year for extra lime-y goodness!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I did try it with a beer and a chardonnay (in separate glasses) but with this mad heat, it was the tea that paired best. I'm guessing cuz it helped regulate my core temp(magma!)