8.05.2009

Lemon Butter Cookies

One of my favorite parts about starting this little cooking blog has been all of the wonderful recipes that people have shared with me (I plan on getting to all of them!).  This recipe came to me the best way.  My friend's aunt sent me the recipe along with a sample of these delicious cookies.  I was sold immediately and then found out they are also the easiest cookies to make! This recipe is a perfect example of one of my favorite grocery buys, boxed cake mix.  These wonderful buys often get a really bad wrap for being a "shortcut" or having "fake flavor," but they are perfect when you doctor them up a little.  Boxed cake mixes are simply pre-measured ingredients, so save yourself a step or two and use them next time you make cookies or a cake.  These lemon butter cookies melt in your mouth and the flavor seems like a cookie you would be served in you neighborhood cafe with a cup of tea.  Now for the best part... There are only 3 ingredients!  So thank you Mary and Trish for sending this recipe my way!

Lemon Butter Cookies
Recipe from Trish Chambers
Ingredients
1 lemon boxed cake mix
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup rice krispies
Step by Step
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Mix three ingredients in a medium size bowl.
3.  Using a tablespoon, scoop dough onto a nonstick baking sheet.
4.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Watch closely and remove from oven when cookies or golden, but before the edges get brown.
5.  Using a spatula, transfer cookies to a cooling rack.

Be Careful!  
You must keep a careful eye on your cookies because you do not want these brown edges.  It can happen very quickly and you might lose a batch or two, but take the cookies out before they brown or they will be too crunchy.

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