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Monday, April 11, 2016

Lemon & Cookies Dessert Recipe

Lemon is one of my favorite ingredients when cooking and I love to use it especially for desserts. 

This lemon & cookies dessert is no-bake, so it's very useful when you're pressed for time or you have to prepare a meal for unexpected guests. It's easy, turns out great every time and doesn't take longer than 15 minutes to prepare. 

Lemon & Cookies Dessert Recipe

Ingredients (for six to eight servings):
  • juice of four lemons (or three, if they are large)
  • 2 cans of condensed milk (or one can and + the equivalent in whipped cream)
  • 3 sheets of neutral gelatin
  • 200 grams of crumbled cookies (I usually use butter cookies, but it works well with a variety of other cookies, including chocolate) 
Instructions: 
  •  soak the gelatin sheets in cold water for a few minutes
  • in a bowl, combine the condensed milk (or the condensed milk + whipped cream) and the lemon juice
  • squeeze the gelatin sheets to remove excess water and add them to the mix. Make sure all three ingredients are well blended
  • in individual serving bowls, add the cookies and the mix in layers. Start with a layer of crumbled cookies...
Lemon & Cookies Dessert Recipe

 ... then add a layer of the lemon mix on top:

Lemon & Cookies Dessert Recipe

...and continue until you have at least four layers in total (you can add more, it will depend on the size of your individual bowls and on how big you want each serving to be, but the last layer should be of the lemon mix):

Lemon & Cookies Dessert Recipe

  • sprinkle a bit of crumbled cookies on top: 
Lemon & Cookies Dessert Recipe
  •  an put in the fridge for half an hour, or until the gelatin hardens a bit. 
Serve cold, and enjoy!

Lemon & Cookies Dessert Recipe

 Have a wonderful week,


20 comments:

  1. This dessert sounds so good!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

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  2. Wow, I love the idea of making this, because I love lemon-flavored desserts. I don't have gelatin sheets, but I do have gelatin powder...just wondering how much to use for this recipe...Thanks!
    --G
    gingerwroot.com

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    1. I usually use the gelatin sheets, never used the power, but the gelatin's purpose is just to harden a bit the lemon/condensed milk mix, so I'm guessing you wouldn't need much. I've made it without the gelatin, and it's just as tasty, so in your case I would probably test on a smaller batch and adjust the amount of gelatin from there.

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  3. I love desserts made with lemon. This sounds really good.
    Bev

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    1. Me too. I love anything with lemon! Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. oh yummy!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. This looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up #weekendbloghop

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  6. I've never heard or seen this dessert, but I have so many lemons at home right now I could try!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Inspiration party!! I hope you have a wonderful week!!

    Hugs,

    Pili

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    1. Thank you! This is something I've started making a long time ago, because I love to cook with lemon!

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  7. What a great lemony dessert!! My husband would die for this...he is the big lemon eater at my house!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Elaine! I'll be there for sure!

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  8. I love lemon anything so can't wait to try this - thanks for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

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  9. You had me at lemon! I've made a similar dessert with yogurt and condensed milk. The gelatin is an interesting addition. I haven't used it much at all. Thanks for linking up with us at Creatively Crafty. Hope to see you again :)

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    1. Yeah, lemon is a favorite here too! The gelatin can or cannot be used, but if you don't use it, the mix will end up too soft. While it will taste delicious too, the layers will not remain so defined and the end result will not be as pretty...

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  10. You had me at no bake! HAHA Yummy! Thanks for linking up with Friday Funday and we hope you come back next week!

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    1. Thank you Carrie, I'll be there for sure!

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