Cookies have long been treasured in my family. We always want a little something with our cup of tea. Simple or fancy, doesn't matter.
Love creaming butter and sugar
There rarely was a day after school that a homemade cookie wasn't waiting for me. If I were to guess, cookies were probably the first thing I was allowed to bake on my own.
So I wondered, while stirring up Lemon Curd, why we cookie lovers haven't banded together and baked our way through Rose's Christmas Cookies? Something to look forward to one day.
Simple rolled sugar cookie dough enhanced with lemon juice and zest
These Lemon Jammies couldn't have been simpler to make. The most arduous task was zesting lemons, and that isn't really arduous at all.
Dough wrapped for a rest in the frig
Earlier in the morning I made a batch of lemon curd with two lone Meyer lemons waiting to be turned into something special. I had to laugh when I remembered the first time making Rose's lemon curd.
Is it going to curdle?
Is this the puddle stage?
How much longer must I stand and stir?
Oh no, steam!
Rose's lemon curd has turned out beautifully every single time. Now it is my favorite thing to make.
Time for rolling and cutting out the chilled dough with a biscuit cutter and lopsided heart cookie punch. I swear there's no leftover Vodka in these cookies.
Filled with lemon curd and raspberry preserves.
And the little cut outs are the perfect size for a dolly tea party.
recipe in The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Berenbaum