I cannot believe April is more than halfway over and I have yet to even mention my Flavour of the Month: Lori Longbothamâ€™s Luscious Lemon Desserts.
I adore Lori. I love her recipes and all her cookbooks are just so good. I count them among my most treasured books.
The warm weather has (finally) arrived here in Toronto and itâ€™s just too beautiful outside for me not to be out there. So Iâ€™m going to keep this short.
Do you know that I have never made sugar cookies?
Isnâ€™t that crazy!
I had bookmarked Loriâ€™s recipe for Old-Fashioned Lemon Sugar Cookies and I just had to try them.
Something about the lemon and old-fashioned, rustic look to these cookies made me think of a pretty farmhouse in the country with flowers everywhere and budding trees and blue skies and gingham curtains for the windows and a lemonade stand out front and cute gardening clogs by the back door and a nearby pond and chicken and dumplings bubbling on the wood-burning stove. You know, back when life was simpler.
Mind you, I have no idea where this specific farmhouse is located. Iâ€™m pretty sure that I donâ€™t own a scrap of gingham and I know, for a fact, that I would look horrid in any manner of clog. I’ve never had a lemonade stand nor have I ever had chicken and dumplings. And wood-burning stoves scare me. A little.
Never the less, a Cream Puff can dream.
And whilst sheâ€™s dreaming, she can bake these delicious cookies that have a lemon hit that gets you right where it counts: in the imagination.
Note: I don’t have a recipe for you, unfortunately. As regular readers will know, I don’t like reproducing recipes from cookbooks unless I have adapted them into my own recipe. But if you have a favourite sugar cookie recipe, try it out with lots of lemon peel and a hit of lemon juice. You’ll love it!