lemony lucy!

“Lucy the Lamb, will you give me a hand? I need to remind her it’s cookie baking time!”

Tip-toe,

Tip-toe.

“Excuse me but we have something to say, ‘Did you forget Cookie-Baking Day?‘”

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No, Helen & Lucy, I did not forget!!! I’ve just been busy with bridal showers and wedding duties and lent and stitches and stuff. But let’s not delay any longer

Won’t you please help me to pick what we shall bake this month?

And so it shall be:

Lemony ‘Lucy’ Sugar Cookies

2 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon Pure Lemon Extract

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Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat granulated sugar and butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and lemon extract; mix well. Gradually stir in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.

Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until firm.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets.

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Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice
3 to 4 drops Assorted Food Colors or Egg Dye

For the Icing, mix all ingredients except food colors. (Stir in additional lemon juice as needed to thin icing or more confectioners’ sugar to thicken, if needed.) Place small amount of icing into small shallow bowls, using one bowl for each color desired. Stir drops of food color into icing until desired shade is reached.

nibble, nibble, nibble…

crumbs on the plate.

nibble, nibble, nibble…

it’s almost too late!

Hurry-Up!

Or you’ll miss the last bite

of something that is great!

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The perfect thing to do at the end of Cookie Baking Day…lie down with the lamb.

 

“There is within you a lamb & a lion.  Spiritual maturity is the ability to let the lamb & the lion lie down together. ” Henry Nouwen

hugs n’ wooly warm blessings!

4 thoughts on “lemony lucy!

  1. Oh Dawn Marie, What a beautiful post! Love the beauty and loving of life. I wish I could know something more about your life journey. It has been such a joy meeting up on this blogging site. Hugs and blessing are reciprocated .

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    1. Thank you sweet Faye! I too count myself blessed to have met you through the blogosphere! Perhaps God will inspire me to share more of my personal self…for now I am grateful for the courage he has given me to share this cyber-journal with all who log-in to visit & share a hug n’ a blessing with me. May you feel the ones being sent to you today!

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