Sunday, 1 April 2012
Spring Cookies for Easter
On Saturday I was in a baking mood. I had woken up with a headache, did nothing all morning, tried to have a nap (too many interruptions from the kids), then decided I was going to bake cookies! I've been kind of craving lemon cookies, so I searched Pinterest for recipes.
I came across this one over at Two Peas and their Pod (click the link for the full recipe and directions, rather than relying on my messy printing in the picture). I have to say I love this recipe! I've been making sugar cookies since I was a kid, but since I grew up I've disliked the rolling, cutting, and decorating parts of the job. I'd rather have them ready to eat straight from the oven. I think for me, these cookies are the spring counterpart to my sister's delicious and chewy gingersnaps.
In addition to the Lemon Sugar Cookies, I also made my Easter standby: Mini-Egg Nest Cookies. The recipe for those is simple: Take your favourite chocolate chip recipe, mix it up but leave out the chocolate chips. Drop cookie-sized amounts onto a baking sheet, then top with 1 to 3 Cadbury Mini Eggs and bake as usual! I usually do very small cookies (a teaspoon-sized amount of dough), with only one egg, but this time I decided to make them a bit bigger. Or you could mix the eggs right into the dough.
Isn't my recipe box cute? I found it a value village a while ago and had to get it, even though I already had a vintage recipe box. I love the fingerjointed corners, and the unusual hinges. The box I had been using before was also wooden and I loved it (still do). My mom built it at summer camp when she was 12. Then I refinished it when I was about 15 or so. But the hinges had pulled out so the lid never stayed on. And I haven't gotten around to fixing it yet.