Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Refreshingly Simple Frosted Lemon Cookies


I love this recipe because it is so quick and easy with very little mess. One bowl for mixing the dough and one for the frosting. I can bake and decorate 2 dozen of these cookies in less than one hour! This is especially terrific when your child comes home and tells you that they signed you up to bring cookies to school for a party without asking you. Not that this has ever happened to me or anything...lol. You can also switch up the recipe with any flavor cake mix and frosting. There is a wide array of baking chips these days on the market, so the skies the limit on what kind of cookies you can come up with!

Happy Baking,
Miranda


Ingredients:

1 package Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 container Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Frosting
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/4 cup powdered sugar, add more or less to adjust the thickness of the frosting
yellow jimmies (sprinkles)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or use a Silpat pad.

Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and flour in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet, 1 inch apart. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Approximate baking times will differ by oven. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to cooling racks or waxed paper.

Add powdered sugar and lemon zest to frosting. Mix until smooth. The addition of powdered sugar will help the frosting to not be so soft and sticky. It also makes it easier to decorate the cookies using a piping bag. 


Frost cooled cookies and sprinkle with yellow jimmies.