Friday, December 10, 2010

Lemon Cookies

I love these cookies. I have a cookie exchange to attend tomorrow, and with the wedding coming up next weekend, I needed something simple that I could make quickly for this event. I was browsing an old cookbook and saw these and thought how perfect - they are so yummy AND super easy!!

I haven't made them in a long time, and I have never made them with icing. Normally, I just dust powdered sugar on top after they come out of the oven. But the icing idea is fantastic. It is a mixture of powdered sugar and lemon juice.

1 package Lemon Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup Oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice

*Preheat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheet.
*Combine cake mix, eggs, oil and lemon juice in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet, 1 inch apart. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Remove to cooling racks or waxed paper.

*Dust with confectioners sugar.
*Frost cookies with 1 cup confectioners sugar mixed with 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice. (Start with 1 tablespoon and add more as needed to reach a smooth spreadable consistency).