I found a recipe for lemon straws the other day which sounded fun. I've heard of cheese straws of course, but lemon straws? I had to try!
I found the recipe here. The recipe includes cream cheese and the cookies turn out somewhere between crispy & soft. They are nice and lemony with lemon juice and zest in the mix. You need a cookie press with the disc for making the straws, which I didn't have so I ended up using my piping bag with an open star tip, and they turned out fine.
They tasted really good, and how could they not with 2 sticks of butter! I did have one hiccup with my cookies, though. I was in a hurry, and instead of measuring out exactly one tablespoon lemon juice, I just poured in the juice I had extracted from my lemon half, which may have been 2 tbsp or so. As a result, when my cookies baked, they lost alot of definition and didn't turn out as pretty as they started.
I also added 2 drops of my yellow food coloring (paste) to the dough and before baking I dusted the cookies with sanding sugar for some sparkle! I thought they turned out lovely! They look so sweet in my vintage bird egg cup! Now I'm thinking.....vanilla straws, key lime straws, chocolate straws....oh my, the possibilities!