Thursday, June 25, 2015

Chewy Lemon Cookies

Chewy lemon cookies recipe

I love me some chewy cookies. I also love me some lemon. Naturally, the two should go together. Don't you think?


I came up with this recipe after being disappointed by a few other lemon cookie recipes. I like my lemon flavor bright and tangy. I could hardly taste lemon in the other cookies. 



The magic components are lemon extract and a simple lemon glaze drizzled over the top. 




These cookies are addictive! The moist, chewy texture had me coming back for more. If you like mellow, subtle flavored lemon cookies, these aren't for you. If you like the taste of fresh lemonade, then you will love this recipe!


chewy and tangy lemon cookie recipe


Chewy Lemon Cookies 
(makes approx. 2 dozen cookies)


cookies:

1 cup                   softened butter
1 1/4 cup               granulated sugar
1                       egg
2 tsp                   lemon zest
2 Tbs                   lemon juice
1/2 tsp                 lemon extract
1 3/4 cup               flour
1/4 tsp                 salt
1/4 tsp                 baking powder
1/8 tsp                 baking soda

Lemon Glaze:

1 1/2 cups              powdered sugar
2-3 Tbs                 lemon juice


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Using a hand or stand-up mixer. Cream together butter and sugar. 
  4. Add egg, lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract. Beat until light and fluffy. 
  5. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. 
  6. Place scoops or 1 1/2" balls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes. The bottoms of the cookies should just begin to brown. Allow to cool completely.
  7. While cookies cool, mix up lemon glaze. In medium sized bowl. Whisk powdered sugar and lemon juice. Mixture will be thick. 
  8. Drizzle glaze over the tops of cookies and enjoy! 


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

DIY Arrow Print Pillow + Giveaway

How to make a DIY arrow print pillow

I struggle with patterns. It's not that I don't love the detail and texture a piece of patterned fabric can bring to a room, I just struggle to commit.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Where to Find FREE Furniture Building Plans

Where to find hundreds and hundreds of FREE furniture building plans

Hi creative friends. If you happen to be looking for some project inspiration, there are a billion blogs and websites out there. Don't believe me, just ask Pinterest. What if you need a little more than just inspiration? When tackling DIY furniture, just about everyone could use the help of a free set of building plans. I put together a list of lots of awesome blogs and website where you can find hundreds of free project plans, and you may see some familiar names

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Outside [The Box] Link Party #39

Happy Tuesday everyone! Another week to strut your stuff. Link up your best DIY, craft, or home decor project. 


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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Counter-top Storage Drawer Building Plans

Build your own set of small, rustic drawers to store bathroom supplies or almost anything.

Several months ago, I upgraded my bathroom vanity (I stained the cabinets in this post, and DIYed a concrete countertop in this post), and needed a new place to store my make up.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Outside [The Box] Link Party #38

It's that time of the week again. Party time! I want to see your latest DIY, craft, or home decor project. I'm kinda in love with this week's features. Make sure to check them out, and please remember to link from the original source.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Outside [The Box] Link Party #37


Happy Tuesday everyone! Have you ever noticed the end of May is almost as busy as the holidays? Graduations, end of school parties, vacations, and lot of other fun stuff have kept me busy lately. What have you been up to? 

Show my your latest DIY, craft or home decor project! 

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Carissa | Carissa Miss
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Elisha | Pneumatic Addict
Brandy | BD Design