Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I took a chance and made these for the first time for an office treat.
I was not disappointed!
I found the recipe here.
What caught my eye?
1. Cookie Contest Winner
2. Lemon (a nice alternative to Chocolate)

½ cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoons baking soda
1-½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice.
Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar.
Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate.
Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar.
Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}.
Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

*If using a non-stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.

Original recipe: here

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Always a hit at parties.
A family favorite.
Best part… it is a very flexible recipe.
I believe the fruit listed in the recipe
are simply a guide.
I have used pears instead of apples.
Omitted the Kiwi.
Substituted Blueberries for the Raspberries.
Use what you have on hand.
Choose your favorite.
Make this recipe your own!
fruit salsa
2 kiwis, peeled and diced
2 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and diced
8 ounces raspberries
1 lb strawberries
2 Tablespoons white sugar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
8 flour tortillas
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
3 Tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
In a large bowl, mix fruit, sugars and vinegar. Cover and chill.
Preheat oven to 400°. Brush both sides of tortillas with butter.
Combine the cinnamon/sugar. Sprinkle over both sides.
Cut each into six wedges Place on baking sheets.
(I always make more than this!)
Bake 8-12 min, turning half way, or until crisp. Allow to cool at least 15 min.