March 24, 2010

don't you think these look like hamburger patties?
far from it! in real life.... they're jell-o cookies. i needed a cookie to perk up the household... something far from the peanut butter or molasses that is usually in the cookie jar. so i decided on an easy-peasy ... strawberry cookie. and followed this recipe here! next time, i'll try making orange. you can use any flavor you wish!
what's your favorite springtime cookie?


Teresa said...

Hi Michelle! Can you believe that on the first day of spring here in the Dallas area we had almost 6 inches of snow!?!?!? First of all snow is so rare in our area, we've had 5 snows this winter AND it's unheard of to have that much snow this late in the winter...or this early in the spring I guess I should say!!!! All that to say, I'm ready for spring time food too. The Jello cookies sound very, very refreshing! Here's my favorite spring cookie recipe:

2 sticks butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup finely chopped nuts
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
3 T lemon juice (about 3 small lemons)

Cream the butter and cream cheese. Add sugar, then egg yolk. Add lemon rind, mix well. Mix the salt and flour together, then add in small batches to the butter/sugar mixture, blending well after each addition. Add nuts, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours. After chilling, form into three logs each approx. 6 inches long and flatten logs slightly. Cut 12 1x3 inch ovals from each log.

Bake 325 degrees for 18-22 min. until lightly browned. Cool on racks and glaze w/mixture of powdered sugar and lemon juice.

Teresa in Texas

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