23 de marzo de 2016

Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies RECIPE FOR TODAY

Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Total time 30 mins
Simple lemon cake mix cookies decorated to look like Easter chicks.
Author: Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl
Recipe type: Dessert - cookies
Serves: 18 cookies
Ingredients
9 orange candy slices
1 box lemon cake mix
2 eggs
½ c. shortening
yellow food coloring (optional)
1-2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
small amount of orange frosting
Directions
The edges of the orange slices sort of form a triangle, which makes for a perfect beak.
Cut off about ¼ inch of the edge of each orange slice, and set aside to use as beaks.
To prepare cookies, in a large mixing bowl, beat together cake mix, eggs, and shortening until well-blended.
Add several drops of yellow food coloring if you want the yellow color of the chicks to be brighter.
For each chick, roll two balls of dough. One ball should be about 1½ inches, and the other should be about ¾ inches. Just make sure that one ball is a good bit larger than the other.
Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet with the smaller ball just touching the larger ball.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until edges of cookies are golden brown.
Remove from heat, and while the cookies are still warm, press in two mini chocolate chips for the eyes.
Remove cookies from cookie sheet to a wire rack to cool completely, being careful not to break the chicks apart.
Once cookies are completely cool, using a parchment bag fitted with a #4 tip, pipe orange frosting onto the bottom of each chick for the feet.
Using a dot of orange frosting, 'glue' an orange slice beak onto each cookie. Devour!!