Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lemon Lime Crinkle Cookies

An Old Irish Blessing

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!! OK, I know it's tomorrow, but this morning the kids and I got together and made some green cookies. The were super excited to show my parents their St. Patrick's creations and though the kitchen looked like we had dusted everything with powdered sugar, seeing them so happy about making cookies, was worth the clean up.

These cookies are super easy. I just changed up a Lemon Crinkle cookie, to suit the ingredients I had on hand. We used lemon cake mix, lime zest and lime juice and of course some green food colouring. Mr.B insisted on making some clovers for my photo set up and I can't get over how well his cutting skills are developing. Everyone enjoyed the cookies, even though my Dad thought they looks a little weird, due to them being green, LOL. A great quick and easy St.Patrick's day treat.

Lemon Lime Crinkle Cookies
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
printable version

1 (18.25-ounce) package lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lime
½ teaspoon lemon extract
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
3-5 drops green food colouring, or green gel colouring

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

2. Pour cake mix into a large bowl. Stir in eggs, oil, lime zest, lime juice and lemon extract and green food colour, until well blended.

3. Place confectioner's sugar in a bowl. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and roll in confectioner's sugar until lightly coated and place on baking sheet.

4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

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Ruthie Armstrong said...

What a fun cookie for St. Patties Day! TODAY!! Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me... I hope you'll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

April Tuell said...

What a fun change of pace from the so called "normal" cookies. I bet these tasted so fresh with the lime juice. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations!