Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lemon Drop Cookies

Recipe 5.

Lemon Drop Cookies
(from Tasty Kitchen)

My mom sent me this recipe yesterday afternoon and I went straight to work on them! They sounded and looked so fun!

3 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 whole lemon (zested)
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp lemon extract
4 oz. Lemon Drop or Lemon Head candies (crushed)

3 tbsp lemon juice (from the lemon)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

My two new skills: crushing hard candy in the most annoying way possible, and zesting a lemon!
And before we get started, behold my new mixing bowls from the most heavenly place on Earth:
In a beautiful medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt.  In a separate beautiful bowl, add sugar and lemon zest. Use your fingers to rub together until it is well blended and fragrant.  Add softened butter and cream together.  Blend in eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract. Mix in crushed lemon drop candies.  Add flour mixture and stir until mixed in.

Drop 1 inch balls onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten balls slightly with your hand. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned. While your cookies are cooling, press your thumb into the middles of them to make an indentation so the glaze will stay on top better. You can thank my beautiful roommate Kendra for that tip.
The glaze is simply the lemon juice and powdered sugar mixed together. Once the cookies are cool, spoon glaze on top. The glaze takes a while to set before the cookies are transportable.

1 comment:

  1. By far one of my favorite recipes, maybe because I had 549564 of them!