Wednesday, April 20, 2011

All Things Lemon

Every year as soon as I see the first signs of spring I go crazy in the kitchen baking.  My favorite treats to make all have lemon as an ingredient.  Lemon just has that refreshing taste that goes with spring time.  I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite lemon recipes.

Heavenly Lemon Cookies

What you will need:
  • 1 lemon cake mix
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Mix cake mix, egg, oil and water, add pecans last.  Dough will be fairly moist. 

Bake @ 375 degrees for 10-11 minutes, just until set. Cool on a cooling rack. 

Zest and juice lemon, then add powdered sugar.  Dip top of cookies in glaze and let set.

These cookies are so lemony fresh and delicious!  Everyone loves them and as you can see they are really easy to make!

Here are a few of my other favorite lemon recipes:

Lemon Lover's Cookies; these are to die for!! They just melt in your mouth.  These cookies are also really easy to make, they do have to chill in the refrigerator for an hour though.

Picture by: Taste of Home
Lemon Pull Aparts; I just made these this past week.  Melissa from ISLY did great step by step instructions.  I didn't have much time to wait for the rolls to thaw so I put them on a plate on top of a heating pad.  They defrosted super fast, I just had to watch them and keep turning them so all sides were defrosted.

Do you have a favorite lemon recipe?  If so please share I am always searching for new recipes with lemon.  Happy baking!!


Hannah Jacklyn said...

those lemon cookies look delicious, and easy to make, i will have to try them!

my favorite recipe with lemon is lemon bars, i make the version from cook's illustrated. I posted about them last summer here:

Carlee said...

I love lemon desserts. My Grandma has an awesome recipe for Lemon Pudding Cake that I always make when I want some fresh and tasty.

Ma Heather and Pa Craig said...

I will definately need to make these recipes!

Alexis Guenther said...

Mmmmm, I love lemon sweets. I can't wait to try some of these.

Sarah said...

I have NEVER seen lemon cookies made like this - how CUTE! I can't wait to try when I come home from school in a month - already bookmarked this! Thanks for sharing :D

Alida said...

mmmm... I love lemony goodies!!

KY said...

OOOOO BOY! I love lemon!! I am for sure bookmarking these recipes and trying them out. When spring..springs?...I have to jump right into baking goodies, maybe it's an anticipation for grilling and parties outside?! Have a wonderful weekend I hope you have enjoyable weather! xo