December 8, 2008

Lemon Ginger Sugar Cookies

It's not that I'm lacking in holiday spirit- in fact I have a garage full of decorations waiting to be put up, and a boxful of Christmas cookie cutters ready to go. It's just that I'm headed to Florida this week so I'm putting the holiday frenzy on hold until I get back. Instead of wreaths or snowmen decorated with sprinkles and red hots (which I can't wait to make upon my return) for this weeks' TWD, Grandma's All Occasion Sugar Cookies, I give you Lemon Ginger Slice And Bakes. I added lemon zest to the sugar and a teaspoon of ginger to the flour mixture before chilling, slicing and baking these little lovelies. They are topped with icing made from lemon juice and powdered sugar, and some multicolored sugar crystals. Light and fragrant, the are the perfect cookie to munch while packing for the Sunshine State.

9 comments:

kim said...

those flavors sound delicious! great job on the cookies :)

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

These look so sweet! And lemon and ginger – can't beat that combo.

Tammy said...

I love the idea of adding lemon and ginger. Next time I will do the slice and bake thing too

Jacque said...

Mmmm, they sure sound delicious.

Steph said...

What a great combination! And I love your sprinkles, they're so festive!

Teanna said...

Mmm! Lemon Ginger Slice and Bakes! Absolutely delicious! I'm going to have to try something like that!

TeaLady said...

Ginger and Lemon!! UUUMMMMMM!!!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Lemon and ginger - two of my favorite flavors in one cookie!

mangomissives said...

I went with the slice and bake method as well but added orange zest to mine. So good!