April Bakin’ Friends

by Erin

Before I get into today’s post, I have an announcement… today my gorgeously purple bangs will be transformed back to their natural brown state (even though I like to think purple is their natural state). Sad sad day, but I need to send good vibes into the universe so I can graduate soon and get a big person job. Don’t think a potential employer would appreciate the purple in an interview (despite the PhD after my name), but maybe it will be able to be revived pending their hair-color restrictions.


It’s time for April’s edition of Bakin’ Friends hosted by Steph of Steph’s Bite by Bite. This months secret ingredient was lemon, perfect for spring! The idea behind Bakin’ Friends is after you get your match at the beginning of the month, you are required to bake something with the secret ingredient and ship it out by the 16th of the month. Then whatever you receive, post about it on the last day of the month!


This month, my Bakin’ Friend and I were on the same wavelength. Her first batch of cookies didn’t turn out, and my first batch of the treats I made also was not satisfactory resulting in both of us not shipping out by the 16th. Then I forgot to include the recipe in the package, and sure enough she did too! But no harm done and if anything it made me feel less guilty. Even if it was a big deal, these cookies would’ve forgiven anything. They were incredibly soft and had the perfect amount of lemon flavor. Thanks Lizzie for these amazing cookies! Totally worth the wait :-).

Lemon Cookies

One year ago: Baked Banana Almond Pancakes



alex April 30, 2013 - 5:45 pm

you two were meant to be paired up! but in the end, sounds like it all worked out! yay for cookies!

Dawn @ Butter And Spinkles April 30, 2013 - 11:52 am

How funny that both your batches didn’t turn out, because I ended up making three things, all of which felt sub-par! My recipient disagree, thankfully! Those cookies look lovely though! Yum!

spiffycookie April 30, 2013 - 1:16 pm

My second batch turned out great, but the first batch of both mine and my bakin’ friends’ did not! Haha.

Zainab April 30, 2013 - 10:54 am

Yummy!! What a great idea of sharing baked goods with fellow bakers. I’ll have to contact Stephanie to see if I could join this group :)

Mr. & Mrs. P April 30, 2013 - 10:46 am

They still look delicious!!! It just happens sometimes….

steph@stephsbitebybite April 30, 2013 - 8:24 am

So glad that despite the bumps in the recipe road you still got some fabulous cookies!! I’m so glad that you’ve been such a big part of this group!


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