Friday, May 25, 2012

Lemon Cookies

These Lemon Cookies were a winner. 

Maybe I over did the powdered sugar a bit....but I did not hear any complaints.

The original recipe can be found here.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 t. lemon zest
  • 1 T. lemon juice (not gonna lie...I used 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/8 t. baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease cookie sheet with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

S'Mores A La Mode

Did you say S'Mores A La Mode?


Did you say you put a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup on the graham cracker?


Did you say it was awesome?


There are two ways to make S'Mores.  There is the kid way which entails lighting the marshmallow on fire, blowing it out and then trying to smash it between the crackers.  The grown-up S'More takes patience.  Frist, you must have a fire that is just right.  Nice hot coals, no flames.  Turning your marshmallow slowly until it starts to expand.  The outside starts to become golden brown..not charred by the flames ;O).  You have to be very careful.  You can risk the marshmallow falling off into the abyss if you get to greedy with your puffiness/browness level. Be sure to have your cracker and candy ready.  We like Hershey Bars or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  (We have tried many a candy, but these two are the best!)

Of course it is in a bowl, it is going to be A La Mode!

Hubs has some mad marshmallow skill!

You may want an assistant.  It is very handy to have someone to put the lid on the S'More while you remove the marshmallow cooking utensil.

Please apply gentle pressure so that you don't burn yourself with molten marshmallow.

Yes, it would have been good just like it is.  But let's take it over the top.

You can thank me later!


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