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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Works-For-Me-Wednesday


It's time again for WFMW. Now, I am a fan of the occasional Girl Scout Cookie. But this year, when I discovered their Lemonade cookies, I was ecstatic. I love lemon cookies, and it's hard to find good ones that don't leave an icky after taste in your mouth. I wasn't too pleased when I ran out of the cookies, not looking forward to the year long wait of course. However, my Cooking Pleasures magazine came, and with it a cookie recipe that was almost as good as the Lemonade cookies.

I think the next time I make them I will try to chill the dough for a bit, since it got a little soft and difficult to work with after a while. I also would like to use ground almonds, since I wasn't able to get my almonds chopped quite fine enough for my liking. All in all, they turned out great, and I had a few friends asking for the recipe already.

Lemon Breezies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar plus extra for garnish, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped slivered almonds
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Heat oven to 400˚F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat butter, 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, lemon peel and lemon juice in large bowl 3 minutes or until soft and creamy.

2. Combine flour, almonds and salt in medium bowl. Slowly beat into butter mixture.

3. With 1-inch cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto baking sheets 1 inch apart. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light brown on bottom. Cool 5 minutes. Roll in 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar while still warm; cool completely. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar before serving.

4 dozen cookies

PER COOKIE: 80 calories, 5 g total fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 1 g protein, 8 g carbohydrate, 10 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, .5 g fiber


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2 comments:

GiBee said...

YES!!!

Thanks for this recipe.

My daycare provider LOVES anything lemon, and she is so good to my son. I'm going to make them this weekend for her.

I've tried the recipe with the unsweetened lemonade mix in them, but -- eh! Not bad, but not great.

My hopes are up!

janiswrites said...

I am going to try these. I love lemon! Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you!