Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lemonhead Cookies


These cookies are very addicting.......very.  My 4 dozen cookies are gone in less than a 24 hr period.  My boys {who don't eat sweets-their choice} eat these cookies.  My oldest is glad to lick the batter off the beater when I make these cookies.

So go out & find a bag of Lemonheads and make these cookies :)

Lemonhead Cookies
1 Cup of Butter
1 Cup of White Sugar
1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
The zest from 1 Lemon
2 Tsp of Lemon Extract
2 Eggs
1/4 Tsp of Salt
1 Tsp of Baking Soda
3 Cups of Flour
6 oz Bag of Lemonheads-Crushed into smaller pieces

 First, cream together the sugars, butter and lemon zest

 Next add in the Lemon Extract. Now, I've tried making these cookies with lemon juice, but the juice did not add enough lemon flavor. The extract does.

Add in the eggs as well; Mix until everything is incorporated.

Now we get to add in the dry ingredients: Salt, Baking Soda & Flour.

You want to add enough flour to make a stiff dough.

And finally, add in those Lemoheads-the star of the show.

This is what the dough should end up looking like-nice and firm {it should stick to the beaters}.
 I use my trusty cookie scoop & scoop out my dough balls {and try to resist the temptation of the dough}.  I was able to get just short of 4 dozen cookies scooped.
 Bake in the over @ 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes {just a little golden}.  When I take them out of the oven, I let them sit on the pan for another minute or two to set up.  You don't want to eat one of these lovely's right out of the oven because of the melted candy-you don't want to burn your mouth.  After a couple of minutes, I then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool down.
 Now, these cookies would be just fine, but if you want to up it a notch, add a lemon-powdered sugar frosting to these puppies.  For the frosting, I used 1 1/2 Cups of powedered sugar & just enough lemon juice to get a not-to-thin/not-to-thick frosting {easy enough for my silicone brush to brush the frosting on}.  For these cookies, I added some yellow food coloring because I wanted to make them look pretty for a party I was going too.
 Very, Very addicting.  I'm so sad they're gone.
Lemonhead Cookies

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