Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mother's Day Cookie Ideas (Thanks Ann Clark Ltd.) And a Giveaway!

It is so good to be Queen!

With Cute Shoes...
...and the right dress.

I have been a big fan of Ann Clark cookie cutters for a couple of years, so when I saw these I was excited to try them out for some Mother's Day cookies! What do you think? Can you just see some sassy shoe cookies with cute bling and a crown with "It's Good To Be Queen" as the theme for the day? I'm ready!  So, to kick off Mother's...well really WOMEN's WEEK...It seemed right to have a giveaway. So, for starters...a great recipe for the cookies. Thanks to my favorite Ann Clark! Love love love the lemon cookies ladies! Mmm. Seriously evil good. I'm going to show off my cookies in the next day or two. Aren't you excited to see what I can do?! 
Ann Clark Lemon Cookies
Makes about 18 cookies
Processing the lemon zest with the sugar helps distribute the lemon flavor.

Process together in a food processor about 15 seconds:
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

Beat with an electric mixer
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
Lemon sugar from above
Add and mix:
1 large egg
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Whisk together, then add and beat to incorporate:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Preheat oven to 350º. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4-inch thickness and cut, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until very lightly browned around the edges. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate, if desired,before serving.
Lemon Icing
Melt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, mix with 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and
a pinch salt until smooth.
Great shapes for Lemon Cookies include the Crown cookie cutter, the High Heel Shoe cookie cutter, and the
Little Black Dress cookie cutter. All are available at 
Print this recipe or use a few of the others they have.
 May I recommend: 

Browned Butter Toffee Cookies
Chocolate Cookies
Crispy Rice Cut-Outs
Earl Grey Tea Cookies
Spelt Almond Cookies
Sugar Cookies

I love Ann Clark so much I joined their cookie blog quite some time ago! It's called! Ann has been sweet to offer a set of these cookie cutters to one of my readers. So, leave a comment at the end of this post to enter the the giveaway. Share it on Facebook or Twitter to enter a second time.  I'll be giving away a bottle of my Wise Woman of The East Spice Blend to the winner as well!  So it will make for a nice day of baking for a wise and wonderful woman! Winner will be announced Saturday! Smoooches!


noemptychairs said...

What great cookie cutters! My daughter is a big princess fan. They would make a fabulous party treat.

Wellness Essentials said...

These cookie cutters are absolutely adorable! And the lemon cookie recipe is making my mouth water! I'm thinking a drop of lemon oil would totally enhance that flavor. "I hope I win, I hope I win, you Great Leslie you!" (Sorry, couldn't resist throwing in one of my favorite movie quotes. It fit so well.)

Dori said...

I have *got* to get one of the crown cutters! My little cardboard template has about had it. :) The lemon cookies sound delicious--as always!

Jane Brooks said...

I am excited to see your cookies!! I know with your creativity they'll be cute as can be!! I'd love to have a chance to win these Ann Clark cookie cutters. Happy Mother's Day to you & all the Moms out there!!!

Lamb said...

I would adore adding those adorable cookie cutters to my baking supplies! Posting this on facbook AND twitter!

Cindy and Joe said...

Love the crown. I should have had crown cookies for the royal wedding parties last week. Yes, I would love to include it in my collection to remind my children---It's good to be queen!

Joanne said...

The dress is unique! You can use it to make all kinds of outfits! SO cute!!

Raejean said...

Cute cookie cutters! I need to try that lemon cookie recipe. It would make the perfect bribe to get my Cub Scout leaders to come to our planning meeting!

musicmom24 said...

Those are so cute! My kids would love to help me bake with those!

Sabrina said...

The cookie cutters are absolutely charming and I am anxious to try the lemon cookie recipe. I enjoy many of your recipes. Thank you for your blog!!! You have been an inspiration to me for quite some time.

Lillie said...

Very cool cookie cutters -- these would make a big hit at my book club -- along with the lemon cookies, of course!

Tamster said...

Don't know if I'm too late, but I may as well try. Cute! :-)