Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lemon Kissed Snickerdoodles

Well, I’m home. Or most of me is home. I think my mind is still at the Foodbuzz Festival. Last night I had a nightmare Foodbuzz’s Ryan Stern was threatening me to eat more with her weapon fork while wine glasses knocked against my head until I consumed them. It was a rather funny dream that left me chuckling, and I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow.

How was the festival? Imagine having food and alcohol forced upon you for two plus days by friendly waiters with never ending trays of tidbits while hanging out with three hundred and fifty interesting, fun, super cool food blogger friends. Pretty darn fantastic is how I’d rate it. I tried to introduce myself to everyone, still missed about half.

As for the photography sessions, they zoomed by way too fast. I wish we had more time to share, but that's ok. Hopefully we were of some help. Marc was great to work with by the way. He and I were pretty relaxed and happy, making it easy to get through the chaos of having to move rooms between sessions.

Oh hey Dawn, you won the Spyder from last week as your number was picked. I imagine you’ll put it to good use. In return I expect to borrow that pretty red camper of yours.

I’m off to avoid food some more and edit several super silly pictures of bloggers on a scavenger hunt for tomorrow. I hope they’ll make you laugh when you see them.

Lemon Kissed Snickerdoodles
Printer Version
Heads up, the dough will need to chill for about an hour in the refrigerator.

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
Zest of two lemons
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 ¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1. Cream the butter, sugar, salt, lemon zest and lemon juice together. Beat in the whipping cream and egg. Beat in the baking powder and then mix in the flour until just combined. Refrigerate about 1 hour, or until cool, but not hard.

2. Preheat the oven to 375. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

3. Mix together the cinnamon sugar ingredients in a small bowl. Scoop the dough with a mini or standard size cookie scoop and roll together with your hands into balls. Roll the balls in sugar mixture. Place two inches apart on cookie sheets.

4. Bake cookies for 10 to 11 minutes for standard size cookies, and 7 to 8 minutes for minis. Cool for 3 minutes on cookie sheets and then move to a cooling rack.

Recipe & photograph by Laura Flowers.


Unknown said...

I cant wait to see your pics from the festival!

Jessie said...

I love that you have a link to a Google Docs version of your recipe that is easy to print! Thank you!

Amy said...

Yum! I love lemon, these sound great!

Joanne said...

I so absolutely wish that I had been at the Foodbuzz Festival! Sounds awesome in every way. These cookies sound delicious! What a way to brighten up snickerdoodles!

Jackie said...

Hi Laura :)
I'm so glad that you had a nice time, I'm sure you really had force yourself with all the food and all! Looking forward to pics!
The recipe looks great, may give it a try! Get some rest!

Chelsea said...

Yum, I love snickerdoodles! The lemon is a nice touch :)

Unknown said...

I love your lemon kissed snicker doodles, don't you like that word? Sounds like you had fun at the FB Festival:)

scrambledhenfruit said...

Glad you had fun at the FoodBuzz festival! These cookies look awesome as usual. :)

Sue said...

Hooray, you're back! Welcome home Laura! Glad you had fun and look forward to hearing/seeing more about the Foodbuzz event.

Diana said...

I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you at Foodbuzz! You're so fun! Ooh and I can't wait to see those scavenger hunt photos!!!! :)

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies and the lemon sounds like a great twist on the conventional treat. Great idea, Laura!

stephchows said...

mmm sounds delicious!! so wonderful to meet you!

Sarah said...


So much fun meeting you at Foodbuzz Fest. Your photog session rocked, especially for a photo failure like me ;) Foodbuzz Hunt was a blast - go Team Tony and the Gold Dust Gals!

We must have a Seattle get together soon.


Marci said...

It was great to meet you at the photo workshop and watch your BAT Sandwich! I have you bookmarked so I can look at your pretty pictures everyday and hope it rubs off.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the pics, i wish i could have been there, maybe next year!

Monet said...

I saw these on facebook last night (or was it this morning?) and I thought "brilliant!". You never fail to bring forth the most enticing recipes. I adore snickerdoodles and I love this citrus twist. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow!

~Lisa~ said...

It was nice to meet you at the festival! I enjoyed your photography class and also enjoyed being this years Natures Pride Ambassador with you. Love the snickerdoodles.

Stephanie @ The Brunette Foodie said...

Oh these sound delicious! I just realized I've never made snickerdoodles. I don't know how that is.

I'm so glad Foodbuzz was fun. I think I'm going to try to go next year. I can't wait to see your photos!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like such a wonderful time! This recipe is one I'm anxious to try {just bookmarked it for later}.... I've had snickerdoodles on my list to make and want to try this version. Perfect for the holidays! Have a great day...

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