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Summer is coming to end. As much as I’m ready for fall I’m sad to see summer go. We still have a handful of weekends remaining for backyard festivities, gatherings in the park and ladies meet ups. Meeting my favorites at the local lake and park is the perfect way to spend these last few warm weekends.
Wine paired with melt in your mouth summer inspired lemon sugar cookies is a summer-y win! Grab the recipe and my end of summer entertaining tips below.
Summer on the go entertaining is such fun. From the sweets to the drinks arriving in style can be done easily. Think outside of traditional food transporting items and go for a colorful fun option. Treat bags are one of my favorite on the go entertaining items. Treat bags come in a variety of colors, they are perfect for handing out individual treats with and they add a little extra pizzaz unlike traditional bags and closed containers.
Fancy sugar cookies to go? Yes, please!
If you’re short on time consider making your sweets the evening before so when it’s go time you can grab and run (with your wine in hand of course). Sometimes picking up store bought cookies is easier. If you grab store bought cookies consider adding my sugar lemon zest to top off the sweet treat. Simple cookies just got fancy.
- ½ cup of butter (softened)
- ½ cup of shorting
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 3 egg yolks
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1¾ cup of flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- Icing (optional)
- Heat oven to 300 degrees
- Beat butter and shortening on medium to high
- Add sugar, baking soda, and cream of tarter
- Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined
- Stir in flour
- Place 1 in dough balls onto an ungreased baking pan
- Bake for 15 minutes or until sides are set
- Cool and set aside
- Add icing to sugar cookies (optional)
- Combine 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of fresh lemon zest.
- Sprinkle sugar mixture on the sugar cookies.
- Serve and enjoy!
Now let’s chat wine.
Summer entertaining on the go should be fun, colorful and portable. Black Box wines are portable with a higher than average box wine quality making it a summer entertaining essential. Black Box wine has won over 50 Gold Medals for its quality, it’s available for 40% less than comparable bottled wines and it stays fresh for up to 6 weeks. 6 weeks! Whoa. Before you head out to your next end of summer gathering be sure to pick up a box or two.
Whip up a batch of my lemon sugar cookies, pick up some fun and colorful food bags to place them in and show up with wine and sweets in hand! My friends are thrilled when they see me walk up with sweets and wine in hand. wink.
What’s your favorite summer recipe?
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