I made these for my daughters teacher for teacher appreciation week.
3 egg yolks
1 large lemon
powdered sugar (optional)
Mini muffin tin
Mix 8 tablespoons of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar in the mixer. Add in 1 egg until fully mixed. Add 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 1/2 cups of flour, and a pinch of salt. Mix until there are no clumps of flour left. Wrap the dough in parchment (or wax) paper and put in freezer for 15 – 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 3 egg yolks, 1/4 cup whipping cream, juice from the lemon, and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. This is going to be your lemon filling.
By this time, the dough should be ready. Make little balls and put them into each slot in the muffin pan.
I used a tool from pampered chef to make them into cups, but you can use your thumb or fingers.
If you are using the same tool as me, I lightly coated it in flour before each time so it would not get stuck to the dough. Make sure the dough is even on all sides.
When they are all done, carefully fill them with the lemon filling, just about to the top of the cookie crust.
Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden. Let them cool completely. Refrigerate before serving, serve chilled.
This is an easy and cute gift to do for teacher appreciation week.
Big bag of M&Ms
Metal Tin or something similar found at Pat Catan’s or Michaels
Since there are brown M&Ms in the bag and not in the poem, I elected to take out the brown ones and then put them in the tin. If you do not want to pick thru the whole bag and just keep the brown ones in, you can just pour the M&Ms into the container you will be using.
I just used a piece of scrap ribbon to tie the poem on. I printed it on card stock.
Green is for the inspiration you give me each day.
Blue is for your patience in showing me the way.
Orange is for your warmth and caring style.
Yellow is for the way you always make me smile.
Red is for my life that you have touched this year.
I made this for my daughters Kindergarten teacher last year. She was awesome! I send in a letter with an envelope to each student asking them to send in $1 and why they loved Mrs. Feeney. I received all but maybe 4 or 5 back. For those who didn’t send something in, I just printed their name on one of the pages.
I took cardboard and covered it with fabric. I took vellum and printed each students response with their name. I used a paper cutter to cut them neatly and used a hole punch to punch holes in them. I put them all together and then slipped in a dollar bill in between each piece of vellum. I finished it off by putting in a nice sparkly box!