Lemon Drizzle Crumble Cookies

So these cookies. They were actually a project for kid friendly baking as I've been babysitting my friends little 3 yea...



So these cookies.

They were actually a project for kid friendly baking as I've been babysitting my friends little 3 year old a lot lately.  I actually put the question out to some of my friends "What do I do to keep her occupied?!"  And every answer that came back was "Bake with her!"



Luckily, I had more than enough supplies to do that.  Lots of decorating stock, pretty cake cases, funny shape cutters and brightly coloured mixing bowls.  Made me look at my house from a kids point of view.  It's paradise.

Of course, our cookies didn't come out as perfectionist neat as these bad boys I'm about to show you (I tried out my fantastic Joseph Joseph rolling pin with the measure caps on the end for these ones) but they still were pretty tasty, so I decided to do a grown up version, with a little more flavour, as we had family coming over, and nothing is nicer to come into that the smell of baking & a warm plate of cookies in front of you.

Plus, they are cheap and cheerful to make.  Exactly what I need a week before payday with a slowly emptying fridge & pantry.




There's no special instructions on these ladies and gents, they are simple as simple can be.  Which, personally, I think is good now and again.  The texture is a little like shortbread, but softer.  The lemon rind just adds something chewy and sweet into the cookies - yum!


I used a fairly small cutter, just the one up from the smallest in my set - I think it's a 2 inch cutter, but obviously any shapes will do as you can tell by the pretty stars stamped on top.  Be creative, and if you're making these with little ones, icing pens were my savior.



Reduce the cooking time if you've cut out smaller shapes like these stars, they literally brown up quicker than anything!


Enjoy!  I better get back to work before it overtakes me again!






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19 Comments

  1. I would happily munch through a stack of these! Glad to see you enjoying your new kitchen :)

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  2. Those look like such a unique cookie! I love lemon cookies :)

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  3. These look fan-tast-ic girly!! Perfect for the upcoming holiday season love the pics as well!
    hope your doing well cutie
    xox
    Ash

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  4. I think just one bite of these would send someone to heaven :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. I love lemon cookies and the drizzle on top of these would make them close to perfect! I can't wait to try them...cheap and cheerful go a long way in my household, too!

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  6. Hi Emma,

    That's exactly what I do at home with my son... BAKING! Look like you have been training well to be a first class baby sitter or ... even a mum :p

    The extra lemon drizzle on these cookies look very yummy!

    Zoe

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  7. Oh my goodness these look amazing! Love, love, love it! Have a fantastic day!

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  8. So now I want some of these amazing goodies!!! I might have to attack some on my own.

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  9. I'm all about the drizzle...that combined with the lemon bits, and I'm feeling hungrier by the minute. I'm sure your baking mate LOVED this activity, almost as much as she enjoyed eating the end-result!

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  10. I love lemon! These cookies look yummy. It is so much fun to bake with little ones.

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  11. Love Lemon cookies.
    This looks so Yummy Emma!

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  12. These sound great. I love lemon drizzle cake so I'd definitely like these cookies.

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  13. These look absolutely wonderful and I plan to make some over the weekend - would make them right now but no butter in the house... Lemon drizzle cake is my favourite so I have high hopes this will be a brilliant subsitute!!

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  14. Cute cookies! and I love the star imprint on them.

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  15. Cute cookies! I love the star imprint.

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  16. How did I miss these?! I love lemon cookies and that lemon glaze sounds fantastic!

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  17. Wow.. your lemon cookies look so amazing. I love, love, love lemon cookies especially with lemon glaze. Made that once and those were my favourites. I really miss baking now!!!

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  18. Your friend is very lucky to have you. I love lemon anything, but especially cookies and lemon bars. These are much easier to make than lemon bars. I have a feeling they'll become my favorite treat!

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