It’s obvious if you’re reading this that you know I’m a very famous food blogger. So famous, in fact, that I’ve been invited (after 6.5 long years of blogging) to be a co-hostess of a very exciting event in Chicago. You should assume that I was invited because of my fame and notoriety, and most definitely not because I’m friends with the organizer.
What is this event, you might ask? Why, let me share the details below:
Whoa, look at all those actually notable co-hostesses. Big League. Anyhow, YOU should come to Cookies, Chocolate & Cheer at The Freehand Hotel!! Why? Well, perhaps you love cookies, or perhaps, like myself, you love complimentary cocktails. But the easiest (and best) reason of all why you should come – all proceeds benefit Chicago’s Youth Outreach Services, an amazing organization that helps at-risk teens secure a brighter future. $20 for cookie decorating, cocktails AND to help a great local organization? It’s a no-brainer! If you can come, get your tickets now!
Ok, so now that we’ll be seeing each other in short order, perhaps you’d like one of my very favorite cookie recipes. It’s actually a blast from the past on the blog, hailing all the way back to December 2010. Whoa.
These little lemon snow bites are honestly a favorite, one that I don’t always make, but always are delicious. Since I’ve unearthed the recipe, I may as well go ahead and make them again this year! Please note, I had to borrow some images from Munchin Munchies, because although I’ve made these cookies, I’ve never actually taken (decent) pictures!
Little Lemon Snow Bites
1 17.5–ounce package sugar cookie mix (I used Betty Crocker)
1/4 cup crushed lemon drops
2/3 cup lemon curd
2/3 cup frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil; set aside.
Prepare the cookie mix according to package directions. Stir in crushed lemon drops. If necessary, cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until it is easy to handle.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
3. For filling, in a small bowl, stir together lemon curd and whipped topping. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of the filling onto the bottom sides of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom sides down. Press together lightly. Sprinkle tops of cookies with powdered sugar. Makes about 24 sandwich cookies.
To store: Place filled cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days of freeze for up to 1 month.