Monday Kick-Off

by Cate on July 25, 2005

No exciting dinner report tonight — I made a Pot Roast with Potatoes and Onions. The Husband liked it, I didn’t. It wasn’t bad, just nothing exciting, you know?

I finally made the Pink Lemonade Wafers today. Recipe is very simple, but no way could it yield 4-1/2 dozen cookies it suggests. I got about 20, and as you can see from the picture, it’s not like they’re huge. The cookies are light, a little buttery and very delicate. Unfortunately, so much so that I don’t think I’ll be making them again. You definitely couldn’t mail them anywhere, but even holding them, you have to be careful because they just are that delicate. Still yummy nonetheless, another recipe out of my file. Originally from Land ‘o Lakes, I only made one small change (recipe below includes my change).

Pink Lemonade Wafers

Got an e-mail the other day from Hungry Girl, with some scary stats about eating at 7-11. Now let me preface this by saying the only thing I go to 7-11 for is the occasionally Coke Slurpee with my son. I can’t say that unhealthy food there would really surprise me, but still… even choosing their “healthier” foods can lead you astray. Their “Blueberry Muffin has 445 calories and 14 grams of fat, their Apple Spice Muffin has 520 calories and 4 grams of fat, and their Banana Nut Muffin has in insane 665 calories and 26 grams of fat! The healthy-sounding Grilled Turkey Sandwich at “The 7″ has a surprising 640 calories and 18 grams of fat. And watch out for the 540 calorie, 22 gram of fat Big Eats Tuna Salad Sandwich. Tuna may be protein-packed, but when it’s smothered in globs of mayo, it becomes a diet disaster!”

All for tonight … if you don’t know what Stoup is, tune in tomorrow to find out what it is, as it hits our dinner table. Until then…

Pink Lemonade Wafers
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp lemon juice
2 drops red food color
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, butter, egg, lemon extract, lemon juice and red food coloring in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low and add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate until firm (1 hour). Preheat oven to 400. Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls and roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten balls to 1/4-inch thickness. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired.

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Jeff July 26, 2005 at 1:34 pm

Those wafers sound sooo good. Too bad they are so delicate – that sounds like a royal pain.

Btw, your puppy dogs are extremely cute :)


Ben July 26, 2005 at 4:33 pm

Those cookies sounds good. I wonder what they would be like with grenadine instead of red food color, like actual pink lemonade.


Nic July 26, 2005 at 10:01 pm

I agree with everyone else that those cookies look tasty. They seem so fun, too. I can’t believe that they expect you to get 4 dozen cookies out of that recipe! 2 dozen definately seems more realistic.


Cate July 27, 2005 at 2:51 am

Thanks, Jeff. In fact, those two “cute puppy dogs” stole the plate of cookies and enjoyed them while we were at work today! :)

Ben – I love grenadine (yum – Shirley Temples!), but think that the flavor might overpower the “pink lemonade” feel of this cookie. Who knows? That might be a nice new twist. By the way, your chocolate wedding cake was gorgeous!

Nic – glad to see you think 2 dozen is more realistic too. 4-1/2 dozen … they would have been itty bitty things!


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