This past week has gone by in a flash and I seem to not get very much done again. We did have my husband's cousin from Togo over at the beginning of the week and I spent the first part of the week cooking for him. I decided to make an African meal for him and our other guests, mainly because he will be here in America for close to a month and it is always nice to get comfort food when you are traveling, especially when traveling alone. But I did make an American dessert and with that dessert I made some Sugar Cookies.
I heard via facebook (my only news I read :)) that Monday July 9 was Sugar Cookie Day, and as I was trying to figure out something light and good to have with the Key Lime Pie Parfait that I was making, Sugar Cookies seemed perfect. So out came my cookbooks and I found a recipe that I thought would be perfect, although I did want it to complement my dessert so I added lemon and lime zest to my cookies and WOW! They turned out wonderful... I am not sure I will ever make plain sugar cookies again.
Lemon-Lime Sugar Cookies
|Lemon-Lime Sugar Cookies, just for you....|
1 cup shortening (I used butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cream tarter
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp lime zest
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tarter in bowl and set aside. In big bowl beat sugar and shortening until mixed, add eggs and beat until smooth. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture until thoroughly mixed. Once mixed add lemon and lime zest (this is to taste so you can add more or less as you want). Roll dough into balls and roll into sugar. Don't press. Bake on an ungreased pan at 375 degrees for 8 -10 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking from Wolf Lake Cookbook
|mix in eggs|
|mixing sugar and butter|
|add lemon and lime zest to mixture after flour has been added|
|roll in ball and roll balls in sugar|
|place rolled balls on cookie sheet|
they do spread so place far apart
|leave on cookie sheets for a few minutes before placing on|
|a sneak peak with the key lime pie parfait|
Til next time <3 <3 <3 Marlys
PS don't forget to check out the linky party tomorrow at Foodie Friends Friday. It starts tomorrow and it is a great place to link your recipe as each link goes to all the host sites ~ so lots of exposure and if you are not a blogger, it is a great place to find some wonderful recipes... I am going to link this recipe!
Monday Link Party