I recently asked members of my Private Facebook Group on Trace Bakes for their favorite cookie recipe and the reason they love this cookie so much, it was great to get some wonderful responses that I had to try!
This recipe was submitted by John and he loves them! Thanks John for the inspiration bake!
The recipe is from the 1963 Betty Crocker’s COOK BOOK. He substituted the vanilla extract with pure lemon extract. I used self-rising flour, after my heavy baking weekend, that’s all I had anyhow. And, I substituted the vegetable oil with 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil. Super easy to make and I decided to take it one step further!
I decided that they needed just a bit more sweet and I make a lemon flavored Royal Icing. Just the trick to add a bit more of a sugar kick, but not too sweet like a buttercream would be. I added lemon extract and yellow food coloring.
The boys in the house mostly eat chocolate and peanut butter, they don’t like the orange cookies, sorry Aunt Linda, but once they had a bite of these yummy lemon cookies, they were gone faster than I could ice them!
Now, I have to get back to an art project and math presentation board that is due tomorrow, wish me, I mean Nicholas, luck on these projects for school.
Enjoy the bake!
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