Smushed lemon cookies

These might be a bit too puffy.

I present smushed lemon cookies. Instead of rolling them out and cutting them with cookie cutters, I scooped out 1/4 cups of dough (XL cookies, of course), and smushed them with the palm of my hand. (I am a 4 year old, I know) Then, I sprinkled them with sugar. A note, these don’t spread too much so you can make them as flat as you want. Quick notes – scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup to get the right amount and preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes to get the correct temperature. Also, I got a late start on baking and frosted the cookies while they were still warm. If you think the frosting might be too lemony, use 1 tbs lemon juice and 1 tbs water.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Crisco (you can also substitute butter, softened to room temp)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 tsp lemin extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 3/4 cups flour

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes., in a bowl, blend crisco, oil, sugar and powdered sugar. Add water, lemon extract and egg. Blend in remaining ingredients. Scoop out 1/4 cups of dough. On a cookie sheet lined with nonstick baking liners, stagger mounds of dough. Flatten to desired thickness with the palm of your hand. Sprinkle with sugar., bake 13 to 17 minutes (bottoms of cookies will be lightly golden). Cool.

Frosting – combine 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tbs lemon juice. Frost cookies. Store in covered container.

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Frosted Cake mix cookies with mini m&ms

Easy cake mix cookies!

I panicked at the thought of bringing 6 cupcakes into work tomorrow (although they are very large), so I decided,to add some cake mix cookies to bring in. I used a white cake mix for the cookies, topped them with white chocolate frosting, and I topped them with mini m&ms. They cookies are puffy and soft and I think you will really like them. You can try and different cake mix flavor if you want. You can also use semisweet or milk chocolate chips in the frosting if you prefer. Remember to scoop your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup so you get the correct amount, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before you start baking, so the oven is the perfect temp. Also, I really piled on the frosting thick and still had a little left over. If you don’t want a ton of frosting on the cookies, you can halve the frosting recipe or save it to use on something else.☺

  • Cookies ingredients
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. In a bowl,combine cake mix, flour and cornstarch. Add egg whites, vanilla water and oil. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners. Stagger 1/4 cups of dough on the prepared sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. They will be lightly golden on the bottom. Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions – in a microwave safe bowl, heat milk and white chips in 30 second increments until you cam stir it smooth. Add butter and vanilla. Blend in enough powdered sugar to get the consistency you want. Frost cookies and top with mini m&ms. Store in covered container.

Have a wonderful week! And remember to be kind!