Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pucker Up Citrus Cookies

Can't believe summer is almost over! It's just now starting to hit 90 degree weather! For some, school has already gotten started…for others, enjoy the remaining few weeks that are left!  

If you are packing up for the dorm or off-campus living, take some of these with you to make an entrance or first impression, or welcome your roommates back--either way, you will keep and make a few new friends! These little bites are light, buttery citrus-infused desserts that melt in your mouth with a pop and wake-up call.


Super easy recipe for college cooking; although, having a hand mixer is necessary. Hopefully, if you have been cooking (and baking) along since the inception of this blog, you (or someone around you) has one to utilize! Key to this recipe is having butter and eggs at room temperature and your ingredients prepped. Things will go fast from stirring to eating. Enjoy!

(Adapted from Pioneer Woman's Frontier Cookbook)

Pucker-Up Citrus Cookies

Equipment:
Baking sheets, preferably with parchment paper
Mixing bowls
Zester or Grater
Whisk or fork


Ingredients:
4 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks (put 1 egg white aside)
1 Tbls orange, lemon, lime zest each
4 cups of flour
2 Tbls orange, lemon or lime juice (choose your preference)


Icing Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbls whole milk
1 Tbls zest, your choice
1 Tbls egg white (optional)
Juice of 1/4 lime
Juice of 1/4 lemon
Dash of salt

Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat over to 350F degrees.
3. Prep all of your ingredients.
4. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl.



5. Add the egg yolks.


6. Add the zests.




7. Add the flour until just incorporated.


8. Add 2 Tbls of juice--choose your preference--lemon, lime, orange.


9. Use a heaped teaspoon size to roll balls of batter and place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake x 10-12 minutes.



10. Make the icing combining all ingredients into a small bowl, and dip each cookie once they have cooled.



Prep these cookies for travel and consumption!