Wednesday, June 02, 2010

lemon, lemon, lemon

I like lemon just about everything, well with the exception of lemon Jello not so much!!

The following recipe was delivered to my facebook page. We have a birthday celebration function in a couple a days and the celebrant loves lemon, so these will be perfect
I'm hoping. And this is easy cause you use prepared mixes. I know for all you bakers you are just shuddering, but sometimes ya just have to cut corners to save time.
Lemon filled sugar cookies
1 pouch of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix

1/2 cup whole almonds, peeled
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1 jar of lemon curd (surprise I have a jar I made )

2/3 cup canned whipped fluffy white frosting (yes canned)

1/2 cup cool whip type stuff

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • Heat oven to 375* Spray 36 mini muffin cups with a light cooking spray
  • In a large bowl stir cookie mix, ground almonds, butter and cream cheese until a soft dough forms.
  • Shape dough into 36 ( 1 1/4 inch) balls. Press each ball in the bottom and up the side of the muffin up. Careful because the dough does puff up some.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Keep an eye on these cause they do brown easily. Cool completely in pan, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove cookies cups from pan, fill each cup with about 1 1/2 teaspoon of the lemon curd.
  • In a small bowl mix frosting and whipped topping until blended well. Spoon a teaspoon of the frosting mixture on top of the cookie cup. Top each with lemon peel and sliced almond. Store covered in refrigerator.
No change for high altitude cooking.


Heather said...

That looks awesome. Where can you get lemon curd if you don't happen to have a jar lying around??

THis is my first time stopping by. I read your comment on The Pioneer Woman.

Doodles said...

thanks for stopping Heather. Lemon curd is usually in the aisle where you find jellies, jams, pnut butter.

Heather said...

Ok. Thanks. I will give this a whirl soon!