Monday, April 14, 2014

Lemon Cream Cookies

The chorus of the peepers has announced it is Spring. My oldest daughter has told us it has been Spring in California for awhile. She also told her coworkers that the snow doesn't melt until May. It really isn't that bad. Almost all the snow is gone. To celebrate Spring, I made some lemon cookies. I have been trying using decorating tips more which made the cookies look fancy.
Lemon Cream Cookie
2 sticks (16 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon zest
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and powdered sugar.
  4. Add the lemon zest, vanilla extract, and the egg. Mix until incorporated.
  5. Gently, fold in the flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix until incorporated.
  6. Using the star tip, fill a pastry bag with the batter. 
  7. Pipe the batter into a circular pattern onto the baking sheet. Space about 3 inches apart.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely before filling.
Recipe by Jen of Sweet Morris. 

Lemon Cream Filling:
1/2 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup margarine/vegetable spread (I used I can't believe its not butter)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp heavy cream

  1. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and spread.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and zest. Mix well.
  3. Add the vanilla and heavy cream. Mix until well incorporated. 
One year ago................................I made Mixed Berry Lemonade.
Two years ago..............................I made Peanut Butter Cupcakes.
Did you already know.................................
-Peepers are small frogs.
-The frogs are nocturnal creatures.
-During the winter, peepers can still survive after the majority of their bodies have froze.

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