Lemon Easter “Egg” Cookies

Happy weekend everyone!

After an other taste of spring weather craziness, we are hopefully done with snow until next winter! I am really looking forward to warmer temperatures and some more spring flowers blooming in our garden, for now only crocuses are blooming.

I found these fun “egg” cookies on the chefkoch.de website and just had to give it a try!!

These are so cute:) I really like the lemon curd filling that I found on texanerin.com, it is so refreshing! You could also fill these with apricot jelly.

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My kids are maybe a little to old now for Easter egg hunt and such, but we are never to old for some little treats;)

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Makes about 5 big and 10 small cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutters.

 

Lemon Easter Egg Cookies 

  • 150 g butter, soft
  • 1 tsp organic lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • 75 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 150 g unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 75 g cornstarch

-Whisk together butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and lemon zest. Add flour, cornstarch, milk. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

 

Lemon Curd (Paleo) 

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup+1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

-Mix together eggs, honey and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat stirring constantly until it thickens, about 5-10 minutes.

-Strain and let cool completely. Store in airtight container (I used a mason jar) in the fridge for up to 1 week.

 

-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

-Roll out the dough 2-3 mm thick, they will rise a bit. Cut out a even amount of egg shape cookies. I had one left over which I baked just like that and then was gobbled up by my daughter for “testing” of course:) Half of the cookies need a small hole, you can do that by taking a small circle cookie cutter or the round part of a piping tip.

-Bake in a 200C/390F preheated oven for about 11 minutes or light brown. Let cool completely.

-Spread lemon curd on half of the cookies. Dust the cookies with the hole with icing sugar or a cookie icing (lemon juice and icing sugar mixed together). Place two cookies together. Store in fridge.

 

–I used 1/4 cup honey for the dough instead the icing sugar–

 

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Enjoy!

 

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Refreshing Orange-Yogurt-Mousse

 

 

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I have been craving citrus fruits lately, especially lemons and limes. Maybe it is the lack of sunshine or I just need the extra Vitamin C and the vibrant color!

I love all, or okay maybe most, desserts:) But I also do enjoy making healthier and lighter desserts for a change.

This dessert is just perfect light and refreshing, served in half of a orange, a pretty little thing!

 

Orange-Yogurt-Mousse

  • 1tbsp unflavoured gelatine
  • 2tsp grated organic orange rind
  • 1/2cup fresh orange juice
  • 2/3cup sugar, honey or coconut sugar
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 2cups plain greek yogurt
  • 2 oranges

 

-Cut oranges in halve, use the juice for the recipe, remove meat carefully to keep the orange halves unbroken.

-In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatine over orange juice and let soften one minute.

-Add sugar, orange rind and butter.

-Heat, slowly stirring until gelatine dissolves. Transfer mixture to a metal bowl to completely cool (you can sit bowl in a large bowl filled with ice to speed cooling). Stir until mixture is the texture of raw egg whites. Whisk yogurt into orange mixture.

-Spoon mousse into four orange halves (there will be some leftover). Chill for at least 30 minutes to set, or longer.

 

-Optional: at serving time, top with some whipped cream.

–You can make this recipe using lemons or limes–

–You can substitute dairy yogurt for non dairy yogurt and butter–

 

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Enjoy!

 

 

Oat Bran Carrot and Lemon Bars

These bars were the snacks that I packed so far for my kids lunches this week. Or I was hoping it would be enough until Friday but then my hubby discovered them, and so they are all gone…I am glad they all liked it that much, it just means I have to whip up something else now. I like to make healthier snacks for my kids to bring to school, like Granola Bars or Muffins, because homemade you can really control what goes in it.I guess I just have to make a larger batch, my hubby is not the only one that likes a little healthy snack;)

  • 1cup        almondmilk
  • 1tbsp       vinegar
  • 1tsp         baking soda
  • 1 3/4cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4cup    oat bran
  • 1/2tsp     sea salt
  • 1/2cup    coconut oil (melted)
  • 3/4cup    pure cane sugar
  • 2              eggs
  • 1cup       chopped walnuts
  • 1cup       raisins
  • 1/2cup   shredded carrot
  •                 grated rind of 1 organic lemon

-Combine milk, vinegar and baking soda;set aside.

-Combine flour, oat bran and salt;set aside.

-In a large bowl cream coconut oil and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.

-Add dry ingredients, a little at a time and alternating with the milk. Stir in walnuts, raisins, carrots and lemon rind.

-Fill in a greased square cake pan and bake in a preheated 185F oven 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Can also be baked in muffin cups.

 

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Enjoy!