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
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)