Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Coconut Drop Cookies


1 c. white sugar
2 c. flour
1 egg
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. nuts
5 tbsp. sweet milk
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter

Put all ingredients in bowl and mix. Drop by teaspoons on greased, floured cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned.

*** When cooled you can dip one side in melted chocolate and then place on a piece of wax paper until chocolate has hardened. Delicious!!!!

Pink Lemonade Cake

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 qt. vanilla ice cream
1 (6 oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
5 or 6 drops red food coloring
1 c. whipping cream
2 tbsp. sugar

Prepare cake according to directions. Bake in two 9 inch cake pans. Remove from pans and cool.
Meanwhile, stir ice cream to soften and quickly stir in 1/3 cup lemonade concentrate and food coloring. Spread evenly in a foil-lined 9-inch cake pan. Freeze 2-3 hours or until firm.

Place cake layer on serving plate. Top with ice cream layer, then second cake layer. Whip cream with remaining concentrate and 2 tablespoons sugar until stiff. Frost sides and top of cake. Return to freezer at least 1 hour or longer. Will keep in freezer for awhile if properly wrapped.

Iced Lemon Cookies


2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. lemon juice
1 tsp. baking soda
4 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 c. shortening
1 c. buttermilk
1 lemon rind, grated
2 tsp. baking powder


1 box powdered sugar (1 lb.) ]
2 tbsp. evaporated milk
1/4 tsp. lemon extract
2 tbsp. melted butter
Rind and juice of 1 lemon
Drops of boiling water to thin

Or you could make Cream Cheese Frosting for these cookies- in my opinion they taste better with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add lemon juice and grated rind. Sift flour, soda and baking powder together. Add to above mixture alternating with buttermilk. Drop on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool and ice. Makes 8 to 10 dozen. Icing: Combine ingredients for icing. Mix well. Consistency should be like a thick glaze.