Friday, 13 June 2014

Lemon Muesli Cookies

I am a regular biscuit baker these days.
I used to make cookies very rarely before I bought my KitchenAid stand mixer. My mixer changed everything and made anything possible for me on the baking front. (Please meet Lucille here. I blogged about her once because she's a much valued and loved family member.)

I have a favourite recipe book which has been compiled by myself over the years too. It is my beloved Buffy The Vampire Slayer scrapbook which I bought around 10 years ago. (God I loved that show! How I bawled when Buffy's Mum died...)
Despite a cookbook cupboard brimming over with some truly great tomes, it is my scruffy Buffy book which calls to me each time I enter into a cooking limbo. I have written in, pasted in and cut my Buffy book to bits over time; adding and splashing creations both into it and onto it regularly. It is full now sadly, and very tattered.
It was on a recent browse through this scrapbook, that I came across this recipe which I had all but forgotten about:

Lemon Muesli Cookies - I remember them!

These were always a favourite because they are so simple and don't involve heavy mixing by hand. In fact, they are so easy to mix you definitely won't need a mixer at all - which is why I immortalised this treat in my sacred book a long time ago. (Pre-mixer days.)
I am going to add here too, that if a recipe 'made the cut' into the Buffy scrapbook, it is guaranteed to be sensational.
These make brilliant lunchbox snacks and are equally lovely in a morning or afternoon tea setting - or any time the cookie urge takes you. (Let's not be fussy now.)

I am going to be featuring a few of my coveted 'Buffy' recipes here in future so be forewarned and wise and follow this space closely, for more exciting baking moments are on their way :D.

Lemon Muesli Cookies - Makes approximately 20, puffy, healthy little high fibre delights:
2/3 of a cup of soft brown sugar,
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon,
1 1/2 cups of fruit muesli (I used Uncle Toby's Swiss),
1 1/4 cups of self-raising flour,
1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon of water,
125 grams of melted margarine.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and line two biscuit trays with baking paper.
In a large bowl add the brown sugar, cinnamon, muesli and flour and stir to combine.
Then add the liquid ingredients: margarine and egg / water mix.
Mix well and spoon generous tablespoon sized, roughly rolled biscuits onto your trays. (My batch made around 20 serves.)
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden but not hard.
Cool on a wire rack after resting on the hot trays for 5 minutes.
Lemon icing:
1 cup of icing sugar,
1/2 a teaspoon of grated lemon rind,
Juice of half a lemon - enough to make a smooth consistency. (Use a little boiled water to dissolve the sugar too if it's a little lumpy.)
Ice each biscuit and allow to set.

If you would prefer a paler cookie, add caster sugar or a 50/50 mix of caster and brown.
Allow plenty of room for expansion when placing the cookies on your trays.

A recipe that had been coldly neglected for so long received a very warm reception at my place. These biscuits were an instant hit! Be sure to try them out at your home too.


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  1. They look fab. I loved Buffy too and I too bawled when her Mum died!

    1. Of course you did Holly - I would expect that of you! :D

  2. Mmm, these look so good. I love lemon icing. I might adapt the recipe a bit and make a GF version. Celeste is so sweet eating her cookies :)

    1. Yes I think these would adapt easily. Let me know what you think too.

  3. I love lemon slice so I reckon these are a great alternative in a biscuit form. :)

    1. My Buffy scrapbook just so happens to have a delicious lemon slice recipe too - stay tuned "D

  4. I never really watched much Buffy! But I do have one of those tattered books. I just started another one because I ran out of room. The most popular recipes are on the dirtiest pages! I share recipes out of mine too.
    These bickies look great Jody, I will try them out :)

  5. I love lemon and muesli and cookies - so this is a perfect combination! Can't wait to try them. :)

  6. Nice :) yes i have a book which has recipes and bit and pieces sticking out of it. i also have a few of my grandmas cookbooks with her little notes and bits shes cut out of papers and magazines over 90 odd years. i should go dig those out again xx Thanks for sharing and for linking up for Sunday Brunch xx

    1. Bel, those are the most precious books of all!

  7. Yum! I love making little high fibre treats like these as a great healthy alternative to breakfast. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. I have a book that I have had since I was 19 and moved in with my hubby. Every pages is full ad it has recipes and pictures of homes that I dreamed abut one day owning. This book is well worn, well loved and my oldest son has already baggsed it when I am ready to let it go ;) xx

    1. Tell me Sonia, those homes you pasted in - did they come to pass? Are you living in one now?!
      My kids already know my scrapbook is special and I am sure they will fight over it later down the track :D

  9. These look so delicious Jodi. I gotta try. Thank you !

  10. Hi Jody, thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl, and for the follow. I look forward to learning more about you, would love to visit Melbourne sometime. Your recipe looks really good, I used to bake more often and have a recipe that has a similar icing, the family loved it.Your recipe looks much healthier!!!

    Happy Fathers Day to those in your family!!!

    1. Thanks so much! I look forward to following you too :D

  11. Im now following you on all social media, Hugz

  12. My oh my!! Three of my favourite things... cookies, lemon and muesli! These are going on my 'to-bake' list right now! xx

  13. These look so yummy Jody! Definitely going on this weekends' baking list!
    Thanks for joining the link up!

  14. As a lemon and muesli fan (though not together usually) I'll be baking these - sound delish!

  15. My miss 9 just made these, they they are getting gobbled up without getting as far as the icing!!


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