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
2 eggs

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 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.



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  2. OK ... quit with the baking! :) I'll be camped out on your front porch waiting for the next sweet.

    Have you been to France? They remind me of the Macaroons ... ah such memories!

    You must give these delights a better name! How about:

    Melanie's Magnificent Mock Macaroons!

    Hugs, Jeanne

  3. Those look so pretty and delicate. They'd fit right in at a spring brunch or a fairy themed birthday party. Once I get all of these Girl Scout cookies out of my house, I am going to make these.

    I have made an attempt at macaroons. It did not turn out well.

    I stumbled over from fatmumslim.

  4. Jeanne, I have been to France but never tried the the macarons we ate crepes all day long instead! But I am dying to try these and maybe even TRY to make them. Gotta find a no-fail recipe! Heather, cute blog! I have an amazing Macaroon recipe from Ina Garten, I make them every Easter.

  5. I tried the lemonade cookies this weekend--and they were SO good, and they really were easy too!

    And because I loved them so much--I tried them yesterday with carrot cake mix--they were awesome!!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!!