What do you do with leftover sugar cookie dough? Besides making sugar cookies, you can pick at in the fridge endlessly(at least until it's gone), you can let it get old and nasty or you can make something else with them. I was all set to go with option one when I kind of realized I don't NEED to eat an entire batch of cookie dough, I moved to option 3 becasue in a houseful of boys you can't waste food.
I was thinking along the lines of a caramel bar, caramelitta or something like that and was all set when I realized the dough was lemon sugar cookie dough, oops. Back to the drawing board. My 4 year old was giving me the 'build-me-a-Millennium-Falcon-out-of-Legos' eye and I knew I had to think of something to distract him. Ha cookie rolling is right up his alley, so we made the lemony cookie dough in to balls and he rolled them in sugar and we baked them, just in time for a morning snack. Then he dragged me off to build him scale model Star Wars ships that he destroys quite happily "because they crashed into the Death Star Mama." Some days I wonder if I am cut out for this job, then I get to dig in the dirt with my boys and explain what organic means and I know all is right with the world.
1 cup sugar
4 packets TruLemon or 1 Tablespoon real lemon juice
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
cream butter and sugar
add eggs and beat well
add lemon beat well again
mix flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl
add to the sugar mixture and fully incorporate
chill the dough at least an hour
roll into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar
bake for 9-11 minutes
cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet
then eat or cool completely on a wire rack
Ah these little gems are a refreshing treat! Too bad the house of boys inhaled them all, I sure could use one now. My thighs MIGHT disagree, they usually do.
Exciting news! I have been asked by Gaby of Whats Gaby Cooking to host a bake sale. Not just ANY bake sale though, a Share Our Strength bake sale, held simultaneously with bake sales in the other 49 states! Share Our Strength is an awesome organization with a powerful simple purpose, No Kid Hungry all of the proceeds from our bake sales will go to feeding kids in America. Hungry kids means life long problems and we can help them and help the future of our nation by supporting the bake sale and other Share Our Strength programs. Check out their website for more information. When I figure out where the Alaska bake sale will be I will let you all know. If you are a blogger in Alaska and you want to help drop me an email. Plus I'll definitely be asking opinions on what I should make to sell.
Peace and Love,