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Thursday, April 26, 2012


Yesterday Bug and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary. He sent the most beautiful flowers to me at work, and I made some of this favorite cookies, the lemon cooler kind you can't seem to find in the store anymore.   Thanks to Reggie's Flowers!

See below for a great recipe a fellow Blogger at allthatsplatters:
Lemon Coolers
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup sugar (I used brown sugar, was out of white)
1/3 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon of lemon zest

Lemon Powdered Sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
rounded 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened Kool-Aid lemonade drink mix
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Cream together sugars, butter, egg, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Add the flour, baking powder and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. Add 1 tablespoon of  lemon juice and continue mixing until dough forms a ball. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls and flatten slightly onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (I used parchment-lined baking sheets). Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light brown.
As cookies bake, combine 1 cup powdered sugar with the lemonade drink mix and lemon zest in a large plastic bag and shake thoroughly to mix. When the cookies are removed from the oven and while they are hot, add 4 or 5 at a time to the bag and shake it until the cookies are well coated. Repeat with the remaining cookies.  I got about 30 cookies out of this recipe.  I'm really digging her recipes...

It's amazing what we have done in our gardens around the house in the time we've been together, and it makes me happy to see how we've grown together as a result of all that digging, planting, replanting, sweating,freezing. It's so rewarding to see things grow and be able to say, remember when we planted this or that....

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