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Light and Lemony Snowball Cookies

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These are my new favorite cookies - to eat and to bake! They are so very simple to make, and they are just the tastiest little bites of butter cookies. I baked them last week for our homeschool cookie swap, and this morning I got up bright and early (actually make that dark and early, lol) and made up a batch for Bill's office "Cookie Bake-Off" today. (Right. That's "Bake-Off" and not "Swap." Results to come later today.) ;)

I will definitely be making up a few more batches of these throughout the holidays and beyond. To my mind these cookies are the perfect wintertime treat - all snowy with confectioner's sugar and zesty with citrus, which is so in season come January. I think they make a nice teatime cookie - so much so that I sent my plate of cookies in with a dozen or so packages of Lemon Lift tea.

And since I can't post about anything without giving you the whole story, soup to nuts, here is the recipe and some photos from the morning ...

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Above you see the main cookie ingredients. (Not shown are the two sticks of unsalted butter I softened overnight.)

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Here's how the batter looks when all mixed - light, fluffy and fragrant. And below you see it all rolled out into 1" balls. One of the things I love about this recipe is how the whole recipe fits on one cookie sheet! Thirty-six cookies in all and you're done!

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I got a little camera happy - here's the 1/2 teaspoon of unsweetened lemonade mix going into the powdered sugar. This is where the "kick" comes in.

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And below is one baked and slightly cooled cookie ready to get rolled in the sugar.

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And here they are all piled on the plate, ready to be wrapped up and sent in with Bill. 

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Ready at last - wrapped in cellophane, tied up with a bow, with tea bags poking out all around.

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So keep your fingers crossed for me, LOL! Whatever the judges think, I really enjoyed the baking/craft opportunity this morning - you know how I love cookies, ribbons and tea! (I'm surprised I didn't find a way to sneak some glitter in there!)

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