Wow, I can't believe how quickly the weeks have gone by lately. But I've come to the realization that my resolution for 2013 (try at least one new-to-me recipe a week) will not be completed fully. Life got in the way - tearing down and rebuilding my deck, my best friend's wedding, transitioning into a new (somewhat stressful) role at work. It seems like I blinked, and another month has gone by. But that doesn't mean I'm going to stop trying new recipes, though - I'm enjoying it too much to stop!
I was away this past weekend for my best friend Lisa's wedding (congrats, Lisa and Steve!), so I didn't get groceries last week. I came back home on Sunday, but it was after 5pm when I realized I should have gone to the store since Monday (July 1) was Canada Day. So my cupboards and fridge were looking a little bare.
As luck would have it, I was invited to a BBQ for Canada Day. But what to bring?? With my limited supply of items in the house? AHA! I had bookmarked these Meltaway Lemon Cookies a while back - and I had the staples in the house, and a couple of lemons. Score!
The recipe was created by Jessica at http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/. This is the link to her post on the cookies: http://www.thenovicechefblog.com/2013/04/meltaway-lemon-cookies/ There is another link on that post to take you to the actual recipe - that link is http://www.dixiecrystals.com/recipes/desserts/cookies-bars/Meltaway-Lemon-Cookies
This picture is from Jessica's site:
Oh. My. Gosh. These cookies are FANTASTIC! We served them up for dessert at the BBQ, and they were a hit. One of the guys started getting everyone to flip the cookie over and eat them upside down - you seem to get a bigger hit of lemon that way with the icing hitting your tongue first. I'm told he was a little upset when I left and took the remainder home with me, LOL.
Sorry I don't have any pictures of my own - I wasn't thinking about my camera at all when I was making these. Jessica's pictures say it all though. And mine turned out like hers, except I didn't add the lemon zest/sprinkles on top. These cookies were so simple to make, I made ANOTHER batch last night, and brought them in to the office this morning. Again, a hit. These will definitely be part of my go-to cookie list - thank you, Jessica!!!