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Friday, September 16, 2011

Books With Cookies And Milk (39)

The Lemonade War

The Lemonade Crime

By:  Jacqueline Davies

     This book is the sequel to The Lemonade War. This book can be read without having read the first book. Evan and his sister, Jessie are accusing Scott Spencer of stealing $208 from Evan. Jessie sets up a mock courtroom on the playground after school assigning the roles of judge, jury and witness to members of their 4th grade class. Jessie, acting as Evan’s lawyer sets out to prove Scott guilty. Evan, however, lets his emotions determine his actions when his anger gets the best of him. The characters shine individually in this story and the story is nicely played out.

     I picked this book for review because of the upcoming:

Overcoming Challenges: A Program for Writers, Illustrators, and Educators
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:00 - 3:30
at the
Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA.
(Are you going?  Hope to see you there!)


Lemon Cream Sandwich Cookies


3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch


1/4 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel


     In a bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in extract. Combine flour and cornstarch; beat into creamed mixture. Divide into two balls; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into 2-in. rounds. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly
browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For filling, in a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar.  Beat in lemon juice and peel. Spread over the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Yield: 2 dozen.

Don’t Forget The Milk!


Tara Tyler said...

what a cute and yummy series!
have a great wknd =)

J. A. Bennett said...

This is a cool little spot you do! I love books and I love cookies, great idea!

Sheri L. Swift said...

I always enjoy your posts and LOVE that you include some recipes too! I've nominated you for two of the awards that are being presented. My link is:

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Sounds like a fun book. Might need lemonade with this one.

E.R. King said...

The mock courtroom in the book reminds me of many summer days imagining huge scenes with my friends.
Oh, and the lemon cookies look divine!

Peggy Eddleman said...

I'm not going to the conference / program, but those cookies sound heavenly. Have a great time!

Missed Periods said...

I will consider traveling to the other side of the country for that conference if somebody brings those cookies!

Doralynn Kennedy said...

That would be such a great lesson for kids! What a great plot! Looks like a great recipe too!

Maeve Frazier said...

Tara - Thank you. I hope your weekend was wonderful!

Sheri - Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I will be by your blog tomorrow to pick them up! Two!!! Wow!!!

Stacy - Mmmm! I love lemondade!

E. R. - If we could only get those moments back! Now, we must do it through our stories.

Peggy - I'll post about it afterward.

Missed Periods - I could bring the cookies :) :) To bad it wasn't closer for you.

Doralynn - I thought the story was a fun read. The reading group that I shared it with loved the cookies!