Lemon Sugar Cookies and Anzac Biscuits

Both these Lemon Sugar Cookies and Anzac Biscuits were delicious, and easy to make! I’m planning on bookmarking both recipes to make again.

For the Anzac biscuits, I didn’t have golden syrup so I used corn syrup, and I added a bit of coconut extract. With a touch of chocolate they would be very reminiscent of Girl Scout Samoas.  They were not too sweet, with a bit of crunch on the edges and a bit of chew from the oats and coconut. They were best the day I baked them, the next day they had toughened a bit.

The lemon cookies were just delightful – fragrant and soft with a nice texture from rolling the dough in sugar.


Valentine’s Day Share-a-Heart

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I thought the Valentine’s Day Share-a-Hearts were just ok. They were a cute Valentine’s Day treat, especially using red sprinkles. The dough was very crumbly right out of the food processor, and even after chilling it did not hold together all that well.  The flavor is a bit bland, what this recipe really needs is more chocolate- a melted chocolate drizzle or frosting would be perfect.

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Pfefferneusse and Christmas Spice Cookies

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The Pfefferneusse were easy and delicious! I would definitley make them again. They don’t look all that fancy but the flavors or orange and spice were delightful.

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The Holiday Spice cookies were a little more work, but equally delicious. I went ahead and made the full batch of sugar cookie dough from Dorie’s Cookies, theoretically enough dough for 80 cookies. I separated it into four flat discs and froze it for later. From defrosted I kneaded in the spices, and the dough was easy to roll and cut into shapes, making delicious crisp and spicy cookies. Definitely a holiday winner.

Peanut Butter Change-Ups

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Delicious! I brought these to my office and they were devoured. It was a very easy recipe, my only thoughts were that next time I will add even more peanuts, and maybe try rolling the dough in sugar instead of sprinkling it on top. And of course, adding chocolate is always a tempting idea!

This is my first recipe baking with Tuesdays with Dorie, who just started on Dorie Greenspan’s excellent new book Dorie’s Cookies. I got the book at Sur la Table as part of a cookie making demo Dorie held last week, it was so much fun. Can’t wait to try more recipes!

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