Day 130 - Pink Lemons.
Day 129 - Hello! Happy Monday. You know I love that phrase. Oh how I need to learn to embrace Mondays. What would make Monday better? How about some cool pink lemons? Yes, it a stretch but once we see how we can make pink lemons into pink lemonade snickerdoodle cookies that can then be made in into ice cream sandwiches, we won't care at all on how this post started because you will doing a Google search on where to find pink lemons.
Let's start with pink lemons.
They look really neat right? The lime green stripes melt all over the warm yellow body of the fruit. Inside is a light pink flesh that is so sour and bright. Delicious.
Now, let's talk today's project. Let's create a batch of homemade Pink Lemonade Snicker Doodle Cookies. Here's the recipe:
Pink Lemonade Snicker Doodle Cookies (adapted from "The Best Snickerdoodles" at Averie Cooks)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup light packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- Juice of 2 pink lemons
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- pink food coloring (optional)
- 1/2 cup granulated pink sugar
Step 1: Make the Dough. In the bowl of a stand up mixer whip the butter for 3 minutes scraping the sides of the bowl. Add the sugars and mix for another 3 min. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
Step 2: Add the egg, lemon juice and vanilla and mix for another 3 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tarter and salt. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed for about 1 min. Add 1-3 drops of pink food coloring (optional).
Step 4: Place the dough in the refrigerator and let set for about 20 min. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and turn the oven to pre-heat to 350 degrees. After 20 min remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll into 2" balls. Place pink sugar in a bowl. Add the dough balls one at a time and cover the dough ball on outside completely. Place the sugar dough balls on the baking sheet approximately 2" apart and repeat until all dough has been rolled into a ball and on a sheet? Bake for 14-18 min.
Step 5: Remove cookies from oven and let cool. For an extra special treat take two cookies and add ice cream between them to create a pink lemonade snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich. Now hand it to mom.
Best Monday ever! See I told you pink lemons and Monday had something in common. They are both better with ice cream. Enjoy the recipe! See you tomorrow.