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Baked Lemon Donuts

 Lemon donuts!!!!!!  Light, refreshing, just the right amount of lemon-not too much so as to give you a permanent pucker but enough to let you taste the lemon, moist and oh so yummy!!!!!!! 

 This week we left the chocolate behind, not really sure what was up with that decision since I am usually all about chocolate but sometimes change is good.  

Maybe it was the warm weather and sunshine that made me crave something light and sunny but whatever it was I decided that this was the week to say yes to a little lemon in a baked good.  Tossed with a little powdered sugar these are an excellent start to a sweet morning 

The powdered sugar absorbs quickly into the moist donuts so if you make them ahead of time (I like them best cold) you might have to toss them in the powdered sugar again.

Linked to Crazy Sweet Tuesday,  Mrs. Fox’s Sweet Party, Taste This Thursday, It’s a Keeper, Creative Juice Thursday, Latest & Greatest, Anything Goes, Saturday Link & Greet

Baked Lemon Donuts

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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
6Tbsp lemon juice (juice of a 2 medium lemons)
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼- ½ cup confectioner sugar

Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, sugar.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.

Spoon (I find it easier to spoon the dough) or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.

Place confectioner sugar in a brown lunch bag. Add donuts 1 at a time and toss to coat with sugar.

Makes 12 doughnuts

Lemon Oatmeal Muffins

Muffins…a sweet, sort of healthy way to start your day.  Ok so they really aren’t that healthy but at least I am eating breakfast, right?  And these muffins have oatmeal, wheat flour, yogurt and lemon so see there is some healthy parts to the muffins.  

We have been having a big debate over how much lemon flavor is too much.  These muffins are for you if you like full on, slight pucker to your mouth lemon flavor.  If, like my daughter, you like a little less lemon reduce the lemon juice to ¾ cup. The oatmeal adds a welcome bit of texture to the muffins.  Hope they add to your sweet morning.

Lemon Oatmeal Muffins
inspired by Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours

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⅔ cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
1 cup oatmeal
1 stick butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
¾ cup lowfat plain yogurt
1 cup lemon juice

For the Glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400. Line a muffin tin or spray with cooking spray.

Mix dry ingredients: sugar, flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and oatmeal.

Combine wet ingredients: butter, vanilla, eggs, yogurt, and lemon juice.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.

Use a ⅓ cup measuring cup to scoop batter into the muffin tin.

Bake 18-20 minutes.

This post is linked to:  Themed Baker’s Sunday , Muffin Mondays, Ultimate Recipe Swap: Citrus Fruit

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Lemon Cookies

These are the cookies that do not want to be on the cookie tray.  They were supposed to be made yesterday but drama and angst got in the way.  Then they were going to be made this morning and all went well.  The dough came together, my daughter helped scoop, they came out of the oven perfect.  All was good.  The sample bite yielded the perfect lemon flavor. 
Cookies were cooling on the racks on the kitchen table when tragedy struck!!!! My daughter’s silly little dog decided they smelled good & climbed onto the kitchen table and helped herself!!!!!!!!  Batch of cookies covered in doggy drool!!!!!
The Naughty Dog

Luckily I had already put a few on a plate for pictures.  The cookies are Chewy Lemon cookies.  The recipe can be found on the blog How Sweet It Is.  I love these cookies which is surprising since there is no chocolate in sight.  They are a light, refreshing change to chocolate (I can’t believe I said that but occasionally something other than chocolate is yummy).

Look the cookie tray is filling up nicely.

Lemon Shortbread

Posted by PicasaIt is hard to believe but I was craving something other than chocolate today.  I know, it is so not me, my family checked my temperature to make sure I was feeling o.k.  But sometimes I feel like something not chocolate. Today was one of those days, I was craving lemon.  I like the taste of lemon but really can NOT stand the texture of lemon bars- I am not a jelly person, the texture makes me shudder, so I needed another option.  I have been on a shortbread kick lately, making all different varieties and decided to make a lemon version.  After a quick web search I did not find anything that looked promising so I took the shortbread recipe I use for chocolate chip shortbread and adapted it.  I am not sure where this recipe came from, its been adapted multiple times to suit our needs.  The cookies had a nice lemony flavor but were a little bit too crumbly but definitely worth making again (the pan is almost gone already so I think the family likes them).  Hope you enjoy and have a sweet morning!
Lemon Shortbread
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp lemon extract
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly grease an 8×8 pan.
Beat butter and sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add lemon extract and flour.  Beat until just combined.
Spread in prepared pan.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until baked.