I am officially done with college. Which, you know, is sort of crazy considering that for four years I had homework and papers, and now I don't have anything. I don't even have a summer job (although I have something in the works) so I am truly having some down time. I am a lady of leisure (pronounced lay-sure, because I am fancy like that).
I had grand ideas of this meaning writing dates at Starbucks where I would finally hunker down and start that original novel that has been on the back burner for as long as I can remember. I also envisioned myself working out daily. Maybe vaccuming at some point. Instead, I have sat on my floor with my laptop and watched half of the last season of Grey's Anatomy, all 5 season of The Guid and about half of Firefly. I also watched the 25th Anniversary Les Miserables DVD and sang along obnoxiously loud. My neighbors love me.
I'm giving myself a free pass for doing nothing because in three months I will be entering my first year of law school and relinquishing anything resembling a social life. Therefore, let's dance Netflix Instant. Our time together is limited.
In between marathon-television-watching sessions, I did manage to do some baking. I made these cookies for my last day in the office last week. I finished my semester long internship and wanted to end it on a sweet note. The office liked these, and I think you will, too! They're not overly sweet with a delectable tartness from the lemon.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla, egg, lemon zest, lemon juice and mix together until combined. Slowly mix in the flour mixture.
Take 1 tbsp of dough and roll in the powdered sugar. Place onto a prepared cookie sheet, placing the dough balls about 2 inches apart. Bake 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are no longer shiny on top. They will NOT be browned, so make sure to not overbake.
Source: Mel's Kitchen Café