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Lemon Cookies

on January 5, 2014

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"He takes a small yummy and lemony bite, says thank you and please without ever a fight."

“He takes a small yummy and lemony bite, says thank you and please without ever a fight.”

As if we haven’t had enough sweets lately.  I mean, it was only yesterday that I was finally given permission to toss the last of the Christmas cookies.

Nevertheless, Ozzy wanted to make cookies and I did just buy lemon extract with a coupon and these cookies in mind.

Lemon cookies from the dinosaur book, it is!

The book calls them “Fossilized Lemon Tracks” and suggests pressing “tracks” into them.

So we got out a variety of tools to make tracks in the cookies.

So we got out a variety of tools to make tracks in the cookies.

This "track" was from the end of the tongs.

This “track” was from the end of the tongs.

This was from the handle of the measuring cup.

This was from the handle of the measuring cup.

This one was from the side of the ravioli cutter.

This one was from the side of the ravioli cutter.

And this one was from the spoon handle.

And this one was from the spoon handle.

Super cute, huh?!?!  We were really excited about them.  Buuuuuuut, as you can see from the first picture in this post, they totally flattened out in the oven.  Bummer.

Oh well.  As I was typing this post, my hubs said, “These cookies are good!”  This made me smile.  (Especially because he didn’t know this is what I was doing on the computer.)

So, despite my disappointment about the tracks not working out, we will be making them again!  They’re tasty!

Ingredients:

  • 1 c softened butter
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ t lemon extract
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 ¾ c flour
  • ¼ – ½ c sugar for rolling

Instructions:

  1. Stir together butter and sugar.
  2. Add each ingredient in order (except the sugar for rolling), stirring after each addition.
  3. Roll the dough into small balls.
  4. Roll each ball in the extra sugar, coating it completely.
  5. Place them on a cookie sheet with space between them and bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes.

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • Have her do the mixing!
  • Let her help roll the cookie dough into balls and then around in the sugar.
We're getting better about working with dough that has raw egg in it.  He understands now that he shouldn't wipe his doughy hands on his shirt!

We’re getting better about working with dough that has raw egg in it. He understands now that he shouldn’t wipe his doughy hands on his shirt!

This recipe, along with Cinnama-Saurus Rex Cookies, are found in the book: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies? By Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

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