SEPTEMBER 15, 2012–CITRUS BUTTER COOKIES
There is something SO exciting about the first game of the season!! And today was Scout’s first soccer game.
The girls were giddy and gabby as girls are like to be. And Oh. So. Cute.
The sky was a gorgeous September blue, and the sun still had warmth in its rays. Summer was gone, yet Fall hadn’t started. It was just the perfect temperature of September.
The girls were ready. GAME ON! And game won! To celebrate victory we had five girls over. (The boy in this photo decided he needed to go over to his friend’s house to escape.)
And since victory is sweet, we needed a sweet treat–CITRUS BUTTER COOKIES (pg. 236)
Butter cookies start with. . .er. . .butter. Lots of it. A whole pound. Which basically means you would have to eat all of the cookies to gain a pound, and no one does that so basically these aren’t fattening in any way because I did the math and math isn’t subjective, but concrete so put your butter in a bowl and start your concrete mixer. I think that is what I mean. Or maybe you should mix your starter fluid. Or was it start your mixer.
The recipe is an easy butter cookie recipe with lemon, lime, and orange zest added to both the cookie and the icing. It took me a bit, but I finally realized that the recipe had a typo. “2 large eggs” is printed twice, so don’t crack up four eggs.
Roll the cookies into balls, and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for about 12 – 13 minutes. I let mine get a little too brown.
Ice with a simple glaze of powdered sugar, citrus zest, a little citrus juice, and some egg white. The recipe doesn’t call for egg white in the ingredients column, but mentions it in the directions. These cookies are great alone. . .
. . .but even better shared with a friend and a cup of tea. Let me introduce you to my friend Hui [Way]. She is a second generation Chinese-American who grew up in Arkansas. She is the mother of three kids who are friends with my three oldest. Since our kids are both in soccer and orchestra together, we see each other often. And you are going to see her more often, as she is going to be in the next few blog posts.
Stay tuned for a Chinese New Year Party, and a Chinese Cooking Class.