The end of 2014 was quite mild. I was beginning to think that winter wasn't going to be so bad. Then 2015 hit and here comes the snow, ice, and cold. We've already had 2 snow days and numerous delays due to cold and snow. While I love a good delay, I hate cancellations because we have to make them up.
This past Monday we had off school due to ice. I knew everyone would be coming to work tired and cranky on Tuesday morning so I thought it would be the perfect time to make cookies for this month's Creative Cookie Exchange theme of Making Someone's Day. I took it a little bit further and decided to make it Make Everyone's Day by baking up some delicious cookies on my day off.
Since it's been cold and gross outside, I wanted to brighten up everyone's day. I did that by baking a light and delicious lemon cookie with a thin lemon frosting on top. The cookie is buttery with a slight lemon flavor then the lemon frosting really brightens it up.
I took them into school last Tuesday and they were gone in minutes. Apparently everyone needed a cookie to start their day and several teachers came past to tell me that I made their day.
These cookies will definitely be a favorite in our house. I love the rich, buttery cookie with the crisp bottom and soft inside topped off with a bright lemon frosting. They are the perfect cookie to share with anyone to brighten up their day!
- 2 c. flour
- ½ t. salt
- ½ t. baking powder
- 1 c. butter, softened
- ¾ c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 T. lemon juice
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 2 T. lemon juice
- 1 t. vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Place the flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Mix to combine.
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add in the eggs and mix well. Stir in the lemon juice and mix to combine.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until just combined.
- Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- Remove from refrigerator and roll into 1 inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet and slightly flatten.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack.
- Once the cookies are cool, combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
- Dip the tops of the cookies into the frosting and place back on the wire cooling rack so the excess can drip off.
Slightly Adapted from So Tasty, So Yummy
The theme this month is Make Someone’s Day Cookies! We chose someone in our lives that we loved and baked them cookies that they love! Maybe you will feel inspired to bake someone that you love a cookie! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.
You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes--be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Madeleines from The Spiced Life
- Almond Butter Cookies from NinjaBaking
- Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies from Sweet Cinnamon & Honey
- Classic Shortbread with Fleur de Sel from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Coconut Rum Celebration Cookies from Food Lust People Love
- Jam Filled Butter Cookies from Magnolia Days
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies from Spiceroots
- Chocolate Chip Cookies from Indian Curries/stew
- Alphabet Letter Cookies from A Baker’s House
- Chocolate Chunk Shortbread from Baking in Pyjamas
- Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Noshing With The Nolands
- Soft Sugar Cookies from DessertStalking Blog
- Frosted Lemon Cookies from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Cherry Pie Cookies from It's Yummi
- Apple Peanut Butter Doggie Cookies from Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt
- Four Ingredient Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies from Rhubarb and Honey