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.
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 www.annclark.com
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!