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Lemon Frosted Waffle Cookies

I wanted to make something special for a little family get-together that my parents were having for July 4th, so I came up with this:

Stacey's Lemon Waffle Cookie Ingredients
1/2 c unsalted butter, organic (1 stick)
1/4 c granulated sugar, organic
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon juice
2 eggs, organic
1c unbleached white flour, organic
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbs whole milk, organic
1/4c turbinado sugar, organic

Stacey's Lemon Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
2 tbs unsalted butter, organic
1 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
1 tbs whole milk, organic
1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tbs lemon juice + citric acid powder
Pinch salt

For the waffles:
Melt the butter until soft.  Mix with the granulated sugar, sea salt, eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla.  Then mix in the flour and baking powder.  Once combined, add the milk.  Mixture should be thick.  Begin heating the waffle iron.  I'm pretty sure I have an older version of this one, which I LOVE, but mine came from Costco.  Put the waffle batter in the fridge while you wait for the iron to heat.

Once hot, mix the turbinado sugar into the batter.  Using a scooper, spoon about 2-3 tbs of batter into each quarter, close the lid and rotate.  You can also make big giant cookies if you want, but I liked small ones.  I cooked mine on heat setting 4, for 2 minutes each.

Remove cookies from waffle iron.  I like to use rubber ended tongs.  Once cool, you can frost them, spreading a little frosting in each hole.

For the frosting:
Melt the butter.  Mix in the powdered sugar and salt.  It should be like a paste.  Then add the lemon juice and mix. Then mix in the milk and vanilla bean paste.  If it tastes like it needs more acidity, add some citric acid powder, a tiny bit at a time, like 1/8 tsp, since it's pretty powerful.  Add more powdered sugar or milk to make the consistency you prefer.  I like for it to be about the consistency of whipped cream cheese.



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