Thursday, September 23, 2010
And, uh, hold onto your seat, because, I, yes I, used a box cake mix. Shiver me timbers! I know, I am gettin' wild on yah.
Lemon Luscious Drops
¼ cup (1/2 stick or 2 ounces) melted butter (I browned it for a little more flavor)
1 cup ricotta (not non-fat)or cottage cheese (full fat)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon lemon extract
Zest of 1 lemon
1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
When you mix this up it may seem a little dry- just keep going it all come together eventually.
Cream the butter and ricotta together until fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Mix in extract and lemon zest. Finally, add in cake mix.
Scoop up and shape into balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for ten to twelve minutes depending on your oven.
The frosting really makes these cookies I think.
Lemony Butter Frosting
2 tablespoons lemon juce
1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter
pinch of salt
2 cups (plus) confectioners sugar to get the consistency you desire
2 tablespoons heavy cream (Not necessary but I did beat it in to lighten the frosting a little) Lighten as in lift not calories.
Beat butter and add in remainder of ingredients beating slowly until confectioners is incorporated (less you take a bath in confectioners). Once it is all in go ahead and whip it a good five minutes.