I have a gardening series class going on right now, it is fun to interact with new gardeners it is like seeing the world through a kid’s eyes everything is exciting and new.  We have meet 3 times, planning, plants and compost – I brought my worms last week!  Each week I like to bring a “munchie” using something from my garden.  So thought I would share the recipes here.  2 weeks ago I brought a lemon cookie, I cut the recipe out of a magazine,  it was from 12/2006 and am finally trying it …

Grandma Babe’s Lemon Knots


1/2 cup granulated sugar

6 tablespoons butter softened

1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 large eggs

3 cups flour (about 13 1/2 ounces)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

cooking spray


2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon low-fat buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 375

2. to prepare cookies, place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.  Beat in rind and 1/4 cup juice.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition ( mixture will look curdled).

3. lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt, stirring well with a whisk.  Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; stir with a wooden spoon to form a stiff dough.  Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead 10 to 15 times to form a sooth dough.

4. divide dough into 8 equal portions.  Working with 1 portion at a time (cover remaining dough to prevent drying), shape each portion into a 30 inch long rope; cut each rope crosswise into  5 inch long pieces.  Tie each dough piece into a know.  Place knots on 2 baking sheets coated with cooking spray.  Bake 1 sheet at a time at 375 for 8 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned and tops are still pale.  Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.

5. to prepare glaxe, combine powdered subar, 3 tablespoons juice, and buttermilk; stir until smooth.  Dip tops of cookies into glaze; dry on racks.

Yield 4 dozen cookies  (I did not get that many)