Friday, March 9, 2012
Lemon and Strawberry Cookies
Pretty lil' things eh? And they taste divine too! At first glance you might say this is my cheap and lazy version of a macarons. Speaking of macarons, I've never tried one. I was going to buy one for $2 at a gift show but my frugal side got the best of me and I passed it up. Wish now I hadn't listened to her. I hear they are delicious pretty little things. I would like to to try to make them, do you have a recipe? Have you made them yourself? I'd love to hear all about it. They look a little tricky. Ok, enough about that.
These cookies are cheap and easy! I've been making oreo cookies out of a cake box for almost 20 years and they are my favorite cookie next to my oatmeal cookie. A few years ago for Easter I made them out of a lemon cake mix and they were an absolute hit! Who doesn't love lemon? I tried them out of a strawberry cake mix yesterday thinking the pink and yellow would make a lovely presentation for an Easter party, a tea party or any spring or summer occasion. I was totally right!
Lemon or Strawberry sandwich cookies
One cake mix of lemon or strawberry (or devil's food cake if you want to go chocolate!)
2/3 cup butter crisco
Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Roll into balls and bake on metal cookie sheet - NOT on a dark non-stick cookie sheet otherwise they will bake up brown...trust me this happened yesterday! Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Frost with cream cheese, lemon or strawberry frosting. I did lemon and strawberry for color but you could dye cream cheese for the the same look but a little better taste in my opinion.