Sorry I have been M.I.A. for so long (or at least it feels that way). I have missed you all! I just have been in a slump...partly because I keep making all these delicious treats, but have a crappy camera that doesn't do my meals/treats justice :o( But have no fear, I haven't forgotten my readers and I do have lots of great recipes I want to share with you all! (just don't judge me for my crappy photos!)
Now onto a recipe you will want to bookmark!
I love lemon. It is so refreshing! What I love even more ... baking with lemon!! I have seen different takes on the cake mix cookie around the blog world and was intrigued by it. After all, sometimes an easy recipe is just what we need in a pinch, isn't it!?! A friend of mine over at So Sinful, So Sweet, recently posted her take on the Cake Mix Cookie. I think what really caught my eye was the lemon glaze on top!
These cookies were so unbelievable! I really can't put it into words. I liked using fresh lemon juice better, I think it added more of a "bite" to every bite! :o) And the glaze...oh that glaze!!! Again the bitterness of the lemon juice combined with the sweetness of the powdered sugar would hit you at just the right moments and start a flavor party in your mouth! Man I want another!!! LOL Can you tell!?!? :o)
The cookies are seriously so easy! If you can open a box and crack and egg, then these cookies will be your new best friend! People wouldn't even be able to guess that you didn't labor for hours over them! I am actually going to try my hand at some other varieties and see how they turn out. Enjoy!!
(recipe adapted from So Sinful, So Sweet)
1 pkg. lemon cake mix
1 - 2 Tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice **
1/3 cup oil
**Start by adding 1 Tablespoon, if the batter doesn't combine add a little bit more at a time. Just until you are able to form the dough into balls. I found I needed more than 1, but less than 2 Tablespoons.**
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar (or just enough to make your glaze smooth but not too thick)
Combine all ingredients into a bowl. Drop by teaspoons (1 inch balls), or use a small cookie scoop, onto an greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minute, until the edges are slightly golden. Allow cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 1 minute. Remove and transferring to a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath.
Make a glaze by combining lemon juice and powdered sugar. Drizzle over cooled cookies.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.