When life gives you lemons . . . make lemonade! Or even better, pink lemonade cookies. These are just so pretty, made using a variation of my old favorite, the Edmonds cookbook basic biscuits.
125 grams butter
3/4 cup sugar
Juice and grated rind of two lemons
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon strawberry essence
1 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon of hot water (approx)
Cream softened butter and sugar. Once light and fluffy add the lemon juice and rind and egg. Beat well. Mix in sifted flour and baking powder.
Roll into small balls before flattening onto a baking tray.
Bake for about ten minutes, until golden brown.
And once cooled, make the icing:
Cream softened butter until light and fluffy. Add strawberry essence. Gradually beat in icing sugar, beating untill smooth. Add enough hot water to give a good consistency for spreading. Voila!
Ice cookies, stand back to admire!
So pretty x