Friday, October 23, 2009

12 Cookies of Christmas- Cookie# 3 Lemon Luscious Snow Cap Cookies



Ok, so I am up to week #3 of the 12 cookies of Christmas, and do I have a good one for you this week. This cookie has some of my favorite things in it, coconut, macadamia nuts and lemon flavor. This recipe comes from Recipezaar. The original can be found here. I follow it completely, no changes for me. I think most of us have heard of chocolate snowcap cookies, but this goes totally the other way, and it produces a chewy cookie loaded with flavor, and it is pretty to look at, as well. How bad can it be when these are the main ingredients?

Lemon Luscious Snowcap Cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tbsp freshly grated lemon zest
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup coconut
1 cup macadamia nut pieces
2 large eggs
1/2 cup powdered sugar, to roll cookies in
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream sugar and butter together in mixer.
Add Lemon zest,eggs and lemon extract.

I always use my microplane to zest, it is one of my fave kitchen gadgets. Just thought I would share that random thought. Moving on.

Stir in flour and baking powder.
Add nuts and coconut. It should look like this:

Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar.

Place on parchmant lined cookie sheet.



Did you notice something missing? I ran out of parchmant paper. I hate not having it but life goes on and I sprayed the hell out of my sheets.
Bake for 18 minutes or until the edges are set. I always underbake my cookies, its just personal preference.
Cool a minute or two on the cookie sheets, and remove to wire racks and sprinkle with more powdered sugar over the tops of the cookies, as they continue to cool.


The smell this cookie gives off as it is baking is incredible. It is so simple and quick to put together. The only issue is that the dough is a bit sticky to roll, but it is definately worth the extra effort to have these babies on your holiday tray. They are so pretty to look at and I think they are something a little different. They have great chewy texture . I hope some of you will give them a try.
Please also check out what the other ladies will be offering up today:
http://mybakingadventures.com/ ( Megan just lost her dog, so excuse her if she doesn't have something to add this week. It is a hard thing to deal with, the loss of a family pet. Take your time and come back when you are ready, Megan)

These ladies know their cookies....










25 comments:

  1. I've never heard of snowcap cookies. These look really tasty!

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  2. Again, this is exactly why I am "stealing" your cookie ideas for the holidays. My mom would love these. She goes nuts over lemon and coconut.

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  3. Love these!! They almost sound like a little piece of a tropical paradise!! LOL!

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  4. I'm loving all the cookies that everyone is making and these are a beaut! They would look great on a cookie platter all "snow capped"!

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  5. I am so interested in those lemon snowcaps, I love Lemon! thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love the sweet and tart of lemon cookies. I bet these just melt in your mouth!

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  7. Love that photo of the lemon zest. You guys are killing me with all these cookies!

    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

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  8. Oh the lemon and coconut sound wonderful...Never though of these together in a cookie. A must try!

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  9. 3 of my favorite things in a cookie, OK 4 if you count butter. Delicious cookie, I love them. Great choice!

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  10. oh my gosh, how yummy! i LOVE anything with lemon, delicious!

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  11. nice melt in your mouth cookie - mmmmmmm

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  12. Gotta get me one of those microplanes! :D

    These do look awesome. I love lemon in my cookies!

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  13. Looks like we were on the same citrus wave length this week! These sounds like a cookie I would love!

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  14. I remembered it was Friday and there were cookies over here! I like the addition of the coconut for that chewiness factor. yum!

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  15. I love the flavor of lemon in desserts. These sound like a great cookie for a xmas cookie tray. I love my microplane too :D

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  16. Saving this. It has all the flavors I love!

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  17. Wow!!! I really liked these cookies! Look so yummy!!

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  18. So far, all the cookies look great!

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  19. These are such a pretty yellow and they sound really good. I'll have to make them soon.

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  20. These look great! They kinda remind me of the chocolate crinkles you roll in powdered sugar as well.

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  22. Going to try these but realized the amount of butter was missing... Didn't panic, thanks to the link to the original site, I found it.
    Wish me luck!

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  23. Anonymous said....12/4/2010 then y didn't you tell all of us? I looked too...thanks to the link, I will share: it is 1/4 cup softend butter everyone else who missed it in this recipe! I really wish ppl would try it and we'd see what results they all had. Thanks.

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I'd be so happy to hear your thoughts, answer questions, or exchange ideas.