Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lemon Snowball Cookies

One of my favorite things about the holidays are the snowball cookies my mom makes, they are a tradition that I have reserved only for that time of the year until today. Today I worked out in the yard all day with my three children- weeding, planting, cleaning, swimming and picking a few big lemons that just had to be used. I added the zest of one of those perfect tart lemons to a traditional snowball recipe, added a little lemon extract and come up with a fresh, sweet version of our family's holiday tradition that can be used in the summer for a light, sweetly tart, cookie. You can see there are pink and white cookies, the pink ones were made especially for my kids using crystal light pink lemonade cup and powdered sugar. They were a little tart for me but the kids loved them.

Lemon Snowball Cookies

2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 TBL lemon zest or zest from one lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp lemon extract
2 cups of flour

Sugar Coating

1/2 cup powdered sugar
(add 1 tsp crystal light lemonade or pink lemonade drink powder mix if you choose)*
Mix together in a medium bowl

Cream together soften butter, sugar, lemon zest and extracts. Add flour and mix just until dough forms. Scrap sides of bowl and work in any extra flour in bowl by hand.

Roll in 1" balls and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 16 - 18 min. remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes or until you are able to handle but the cookies are still warm. Toss the cookies in the powdered sugar mixture. Cool completely on wire rack or bottoms will get gooey.
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Amy B. @ Foodista said...

Hey, thanks for sharing this! I'm planning to give this a try, since the ingredients are simple anyway. I wanna share this to my friends in Foodista too if you won't mind? Just add the foodista widget for lemon extract at the end of this post, and that should do it! Thanks, please keep on posting. Cheers, Amy from Australia

Seizing My Day said...

I have a lemon cookie recipe that are just like those... though the crystal light is a lovely unique touch! ;)

Anonymous said...

oven temperature?

Amber said...

This is Kimberly's recipe, but I'm pretty sure the oven temp is 350.:)


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