Lemonade Cookies Recipe #2

4 reasons why I should not be trusted with peoples lives and memories:

1.  I lost misplaced all the Santa pictures from the last ten years.  Well not all, but most.  I put them away somewhere safe. They’re really safe now.

2. In a frantic attempt to create more memories, Mr. Woo and I took the kids to the mall to take NEW pictures with Santa. Apparently, child #4 four doesn’t really like Santa.

She couldn’t even be coaxed to put up with his jolliness with a rainbow candy cane.

That’s the thing that is sitting in her mouth, all red and blueish, that’s about to fall onto Santa’s bright white gloves.

3. SOMEBODY, manger jacked baby Jesus.  It’s 6 days till Christmas.  Good behavior is on the line, and somebody kidnapped the Lord and Savior.

Luckily, we have a stand in.

He belongs to another Nativity Set, but his parents said they wouldn’t mind if we borrowed him.

4. And just to put alcohol on an already stinging open wound,  I wrote a cookbook review.  For that review, I baked a batch of cookies.  And. . . . ummmmmm. . . . . . .I didn’t actually read the recipe.  Well, I read it.  Just not well.

Don’t judge. I was in a hurry.

This is a real problem I have.  Along with not listening to my husband when he’s talking, keeping Christmas pictures safe, teaching children not to hijack baby Jesus. . . . .  I also don’t really follow recipes too well.

I don’t know what to do with myself.

Oh well.  I’m sure those pictures will turn up someday.
The baby shouldn’t be too traumatized, we did buy her an ice cream after the whole ordeal.
The nativity now has some lovely brown flavor to liven things up.
And those cookies, after a little tinkering, came out IN-CRED-IBLE.

You won’t find a more fabulous cookie anywhere.
Soft, and pillowey, like those frosted cookies you can buy at the grocery.
But 10 times more buttery, and 100 times more heavenly.
The richness from the lemonade makes them taste like Lemon Bars, but they’re not gooey, or messy.
And the sweet tartness of the glaze, makes you lick your lips and beg for more.

So, you know what I say?   When life hands you lemons. . . . . . . . . .

Make Lemonade Cookies.

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That was pretty good, wasn’t it?

Did you like how I just wrapped that all up with a tidy red bow?

How I just made you think everything is going to be alright, even if you’re a nut job like me.

That’s the spirit of Christmas my friends.  Just spreading the love.

Merry Christmas! Now go bake some cookies.

Lemonade Cookies Recipe #2

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
4 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 12 oz can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 teaspoons milk
3 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 plus 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Once the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is creamy, add eggs, one at a time and mix well.
3. In a seperate bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Add lemonade, and stir to combine.  Next add butter mixture, and beat until smooth.
4. Place cookie dough in refrigerator to harden, 10-15 minutes.
4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined or silpat lined cookie sheet (If you don’t have either, use an ungreased cookie sheet).
5. Bake for 8 minutes, or until center is set.
6. Let cool.
7. While the cookies are cooling, make the glaze.  In a small bowl, mix confectioners sugar and milk. Stir until smooth.  Add corn syrup and lemon juice, and beat until smooth and glossy.  If the icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.
8. Once the cookies have cooled, drizzle the glaze on top. The glaze will completely harden in about 15-30 minutes. Eat!

Makes about 5 dozen

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