Light Lemon Drop Cookies

When life hands you lemons – who said you could only make lemonade??? Make some cookies instead.  😉 

Light Lemon Drop Cookies

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup shortening

1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

2 eggs

1 cup lemon yogurt  OR  1 cup dairy sour cream

1 teaspoon lemon extract

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

sugar for sprinkling prior to baking

Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease cookie sheets.

In large mixing bowl; cream together sugar, shortening, and lemon peel until light and fluffy.

Add eggs and beat well.

Add yogurt and lemon extract; mix together well.

Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend all together well.

Drop by rounded teaspoons full ( 2 inches apart) on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sugar.

Place on center oven rack, and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden around the edges of cookies.

Makes approximately 6 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!!!

Thoughts From The Disorganized Quilter…

 

Hooray!!! Scrawny red-headed weatherboy was wrong!!! No snow here – however, it’s 16 degrees right now, and that’s about the same temp. it’s been for the last 24 hours. TOO COLD!!! I want my 70 degree weather back! I am NOT a Polar Bear…..

 

The sweet Miss Pat (Sloan) (to see her blog go to www.patsloan.typepad.com ) convicted me last night when she declared this the “Holiday Finish It Up Weekend” and asked what we still had undone for Christmas. UUGGHH!!! I had to admit that I have WAAYYY too many projects to still finish up! Where does the time go?!?! I have 4 casserole carriers cut and ready to go – but not yet put together, 2 kids throw quilts now in the topquilting process (done by me, not sent out), some curtains to finish and 3 other throws (ahem) not as far along as I would like. Not to mention I haven’t even started my baking yet….I need elves too, so whoever is assigning them for helpers this year, I’m placing an order for at least 2 – make that 10….

 

Now I do actually have several projects done, but I swore that THIS year (make this same resolution EVERY year *sighs*) would be different and I would finish everything up LONG before Christmas…..yeah,  that’s not working. So, I have a 3 day “Quilting Marathon” scheduled for the beginning of next week. That means I’m gonna have to stay off the computer, unplug the phone, kick everyone out of the house, lock the doors and tie myself (figuratively speaking – sort of) to the sewing machine! Wish me luck…

I’m so easily distracted sometimes that I feel like the dog in the movie “UP”. You know, the one that will be talking to you and shout “squirrel!!” when he thinks he sees one out of the corner of his eye?!? For example, I went to look for something (still can’t remember what!!!!) in a chest of drawers that I keep for craft supplies. I ended up cleaning all five drawers out, rearranging everything and putting it all somewhere else, moved the chest into another room, reloaded it with other stuff and STILL can’t remember what I was originally looking for!!! But, my drawers are clean *grin*.

A friend called that “being inspired”….yeah, okay 🙂 that sure sounds better than borderline A.D.H.D…. LOL 🙂  Just think of all the quilts I could actually get DONE if would quit getting “inspired” all the time!! LOL

I’m still getting more goodie recipes added to the site, and plan to actually start uploading the Christmas Cookie recipes later today. They are all over my desk top right now, so if I don’t get them on there a certain paper-eating feline will be removing them from the desk for me…Stay tuned!!

Shady

“Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightfull…..”

 

   “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow….” You know you’re in trouble when its been around 35 degrees for the last 24 hours, scrawny red-headed weatherboy is forecasting a 40% chance of the white stuff, and you wake up in the morning with this song running thru your head!!!! AACCKKK!!!!!!! I love snow – just not the cold, the ice, the slush and the fools who “Think” they can drive in the stuff  ’cause their car is front-wheel drive and they are immortal!!!! Heaven help us all…..

snowey ice storm

Too Cold!!!

They only good things about this kind of weather are a warm fire, the promise of Hot Chocolate and a warm blanket on the sofa to watch the fire, and the smell of Christmas Yummies baking in the kitchen. So, I guess that means that it is time to break out the cookie recipes and start baking 🙂 I used to make cookies, LOTS of cookies, and give them away to EVERYONE I knew at Christmastime – 72 dozen one year was my record….I think I baked myself out that year. Since then I have only made a couple dozen – if any at all – at Christmas, and no more cookie gifts 😦 . However, me-thinks that I am getting the “cookie itch” back again. No, 72 dozen I will NOT make again, but a couple of dozen just for visitors (and maybe co-workers), and those muckrunning teenagers I know and love, would be okay – I think…..We’ll see…

 

Certain Dingledorffs I know are praying for snow so that they can go plow peoples parking lots and driveways…..me-thinks they just want to go play in the snow with their big toys! That’s fine, I however want no part of driving around in it unless I have to – and with the “day job” I already “HAVE TO”. I’m not interested in driving around in it any more than that, I’ll just stay home with my cocoa and blankie and be warm 🙂 . 

Christmas cookie recipes will be uploaded here in the next day or so, for anyone looking for some new ideas for their cookie swap or personal cookie tray this year. I will, eventually, get more quilty-stuff on here, probably most of it will be after the Holidays when things slow down a bit. Since I only created the site a little over a week ago, it’s actually coming along pretty well – I just don’t have enough time free to get everything done all at once. To make matters worse, this is our busiest time of year at “the day job” so I usually feel like I’ve been “rode hard and put away wet” by the time I get home. Which means all I want to do is take a HOT bath and a nap when I get done for the day – the last thing I usually feel like doing is computer work, or anything else for that matter…..sorry. 🙂  But, I will get it all done and organized eventually – I am determined!!!! LOL. In the mean time, take a look around, if you have any requests or suggestions leave me a comment, and I’ll see what I can do 🙂 .

Until next time, Y’all have a great day, and stay warm out there!!!

Shady