Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Little Lemon Drops

Lemon drops

As with everything I'm playing catch up on recipes now.

I made quite a few new recipes while I was on vacation during 4th of July week and I'm just now getting to post them.

I started a love affair with lemon a few years ago after never liking anything lemon flavored (with the exception of lemons. go figure). It all started with the incredibly delicious and ridiculously simple to make Light Lemon Cake.

This cake is always a huge hit no matter where I bring it and ends up being the first thing gobbled up on the dessert table.

Light Lemon Cake

Click here for the recipe.

So with all things lemon on my mind, as it so often is now, I found yet another great lemony recipe, This one in bite size proportions even!

These Little Lemon Drops are not only adorable but very portable. Perfect little bite of sweetness for a party or bridal/baby shower!

Lemon Drops 1

Little Lemon Drops

recipe from Butter with a side of bread
For the cake:
1box lemon cake mix
1 pkg (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups sour cream (I actually didn’t have quite enough sour cream so I used half sour cream/half vanilla yogurt and it worked great!)
1/2 cup milk
For the glaze:
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Zest from one lemon)
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup hot water

Preheat the oven to 325. Coat a mini muffin tins with cooking spray. Beat the ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer for several minutes until blended and smooth. Fill each muffin hole about 1/2 full. I used a small cookie scoop and it worked perfectly. Bake for about 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the pan on a wire rack for about 2 minutes and then turn the muffin pan over on a wire rack so that all the muffins are upside down. Cool completely.

Place the wire racks over waxed paper. Beat the glaze ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. Dip muffins in glaze to coat the bottoms (which are now the tops!) and the sides and let the excess drip off back into the bowl. Place each lemon drop back on the wire racks until the glaze is set. Enjoy!

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