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Cookies with a Twist: Lilies

Updated on July 22, 2016
Lilies, light airy tempting cookies
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Lilies...when you hear the word do you think of the lovelies that may be flourishing in your yard right at this moment.

They are elegant, light, and add that touch of magic to any garden-scape.

The lilies here fit that description as well...most resembling the calla lily.

I do hope you give them a try.

My sister used to make these when I was a young girl and would visit her n Pennsylvania.

One of the first things I would ask for upon my arrival was liliesAnd she would almost always say: "Ok, Padi Kay, I knew you would be asking for them so let's get started."

TThey are fun to make and delightful to enjoy when they are ready to eat. Yum, yum,and yum.



5 stars from 3 ratings of Cookies with a Twist

Delightful, easy cookie

These are most unusually delightful cookies that are surprisingly easy to prepare and disappear as quickly as they appear.

Lilies got their name because they resemble a calla lily. They are an old family recipe and one that you will love to serve especially. at times of special celebration or at a holiday get together. Your family and friends will quickly gather around if you make them.

Any excuse to Celebrate

Invite friends and family to help make them. You will welcome the extra hands when you are folding them to make the lily shape.

These turn an ordinary day into a C E L E B R A T I O N....




Just out of the oven---ready to fold

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Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.

— Robert Fulghum

Lilies already to scoop up that luscious whipped cream

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A Little Crunchy, a Little Chewy

The cookie batter will be the consistency of pancake batter. It will seem too runny but if they look like the picture on this page, then you nailed it.

This is a perfect ending to a heavy meal. Maybe you have served a bit over the top meal. Everyone has rested a bit and a little bit of sweetness would punctuate the evening. It will be fun if you make them while the guests are there. Hot lilies are the best. It can be a gather around in the kitchen time as you have guests help with preparation.

Out comes the highlight of the evening. A little bit of crunchy, a little bit of chewy along with the warmth, and the smooth, cool whipped topping will leave everyone asking for another one. They taste like m o r e.

Another Way to Enjoy These Cookies

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Dusted with powdered sugar..

If you would like to skp the whipped cream, leave the cookie flat, dust it liberally with powdered sugar, and enjoy.

You might like a whoopee pie...these gingerbread ones make you feel that fall is in the air

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 23 min
Yields: approximately 12

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Ingredients

  • 3 extra large eggs
  • 1 dup granulated sugar
  • l cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Have baking sheet ready for use. Mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla till fluffy.
  2. Sift together flour and baking powder.
  3. Gently add dry ingredents to wet folding in rather than beating. Do not use a mixer.
  4. Spoon onto nonstick baking pan (about 3 tablespoons of batter). Spread till evenly distributed.
  5. Bake 7-9 minutes. Let cool for about 2-3 minutes. Press together in the shape of a calla lily as shown in the picture.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
  7. Scoop in whipped cream and enjoy.

Tip for whipping cream...

To insure the very best whipped cream, place beaters for you rmixer and the pan in which you will whip the cream, in the freezer for at least one half hour before using.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 lily
Calories 80
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 21 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Freshly made whipped cream...

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Homemade whipped cream

For whipped cream:

Mix one container of whipping cream, three to four teapspoons of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, until peaks form. Add a few drops of food coloring (your choice) for a special occasion. Ready to serve.

5 g fat, 1 g carbohydrate, 21 mg cholesterol, l g sugar, 6 mg sodium



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    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi peachpurple That is a good question. the lily only as ks for 1 cup of sugar...so reduce to half...it should be fine.

      These are not really sweet so much as they are light and airy....yummy every time. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi peachpurple That is a good question. the lily only as ks for 1 cup of sugar...so reduce to half...it should be fine.

      These are not really sweet so much as they are light and airy....yummy every time. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      this is yummy, can i reduce the sugar to 1.5 cup? i want to give a try

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you, vocalcoach...

      This is a great little treat that is a crowd pleaser every time. Usually when I am invited somewhere, I am asked to come prepare these as they like them warm.

      Thanks for the votes...

      Sending you Angels on this lovely Sunday morning. :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you, vocalcoach...

      This is a great little treat that is a crowd pleaser every time. Usually when I am invited somewhere, I am asked to come prepare these as they like them warm.

      Thanks for the votes...

      Sending you Angels on this lovely Sunday morning. :) ps

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 

      5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I can't wait to try this recipe ( drooling all over my keyboard ) - it's a 5* and thumbs up! Going to share this all over the place. Thanks!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Me, too. Textures and the temperature contrast make this a great little treat. Maybe you can give it a try sometime, Alocsin.

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Sending you some Angels this evening....ps :)

    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 

      5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I like the mix of textures, temperatures and flavors in this treat. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      You are so welcome. And, thank you for stopping by. Yes, they are perfect for a tea. I hope you have a chance to give them a try.

      Enjoy the rest of this lovely day....the 19th of our new year.

      Sending Angels to you :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      You are so welcome. And, thank you for stopping by. Yes, they are perfect for a tea. I hope you have a chance to give them a try.

      Enjoy the rest of this lovely day....the 19th of our new year.

      Sending Angels to you :) ps

    • lindacee profile image

      lindacee 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      Wow, I have never heard of or had this cookie. I'm sure they are as yummy as they look! I know they would be good any time of the year, but they would be especially nice for a springtime tea. Adding this recipe to my "to do" list. Can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing this unique cookie recipe!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi DDE

      Yes, baking is a kind of relaxation for me. And it takes me way back to once upon a time time when I was in the kitchen with my Momma learning to bake. What pleasant memories they were.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      This is one of my most favorite recipes. I hope you have a chance to try it.

      Sending Angels to you and yours.. ps

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      It is unique and most creative, thanks for this recipe you must enjoy baking.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Eddy

      Yes, with a treat like this, you need to have them on a day when you can NOT worry about calories. YUM YUM and YUM..I am so glad this recipe was passed on to me.

      Glad to see you on this 15th day of our new year. Sending Angels to you right now.. :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Eddy

      Yes, with a treat like this, you need to have them on a day when you can NOT worry about calories. YUM YUM and YUM..I am so glad this recipe was passed on to me.

      Glad to see you on this 15th day of our new year. Sending Angels to you right now.. :) ps

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes a recipe for me ;what will my waistline say?

      To be honest I don't care ha ha!!!

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy

      These are an amazing dessert. Every time I serve them they are a hit. It is an unusual type of dessert which brings texture and flavor to delight you and your guests.

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Sending some Angels to you this 14th day of our new year. ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy

      These are an amazing dessert. Every time I serve them they are a hit. It is an unusual type of dessert which brings texture and flavor to delight you and your guests.

      Thank you for stopping by.

      Sending some Angels to you this 14th day of our new year. ps

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      These really do look a bit like calla lilies. Interesting that they can be bent into these shapes and used as scoops if desired. Thanks for giving us your recipe and showing us your photos. Up votes!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      thank you Stephanie for stopping by. These are one of my favorite recipes for guests. They are just divine. A special treat that look like you went to a lot of fuss and bother when they are a breeze.

      I hope you do have a chance to try them soon.

      Sending Angels to you this glorious day. :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      thank you Stephanie for stopping by. These are one of my favorite recipes for guests. They are just divine. A special treat that look like you went to a lot of fuss and bother when they are a breeze.

      I hope you do have a chance to try them soon.

      Sending Angels to you this glorious day. :) ps

    • Stephanie Henkel profile image

      Stephanie Henkel 

      5 years ago from USA

      These look lovely and must be delectable! I will definitely try them for company some time!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you, Eddy...

      This week I am making them again so new photos will be appearing. These are delightful change of pace dessert that everyone loves.

      I hope you have a chance to try them.

      Sending Angels to you, my Friend. :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you, Eddy...

      This week I am making them again so new photos will be appearing. These are delightful change of pace dessert that everyone loves.

      I hope you have a chance to try them.

      Sending Angels to you, my Friend. :) ps

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub and thank you for sharing ps.

      Have a great day.

      Eddy.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi vespawoolf...

      these are so yummy. The warm cookie and the cool whipped cream make them do a happy dance in your mouth. They are a hit every time. I am making them this week so will have some new pictures soon. thanks for stopping by on this ninth day of the new year.

      Sending Angels to you and yours :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi vespawoolf...

      these are so yummy. The warm cookie and the cool whipped cream make them do a happy dance in your mouth. They are a hit every time. I am making them this week so will have some new pictures soon. thanks for stopping by on this ninth day of the new year.

      Sending Angels to you and yours :) ps

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      How fun! I've marked this one to try. I like the idea of a light dessert that can be made with the guests. And they're so pretty! I've never heard of this cookie before. Thanks for sharing with us!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Rebecca

      They are a lovely treat. I am making some this week as my nephew is coming for a visit and he has asked for them. One reason I love them so much is that they are so easy. You would not expect the result you get with such ease but they are yummy.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Sending Angels to you :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Rebecca

      They are a lovely treat. I am making some this week as my nephew is coming for a visit and he has asked for them. One reason I love them so much is that they are so easy. You would not expect the result you get with such ease but they are yummy.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Sending Angels to you :) ps

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These lily cookies are so cool. I love calla lilies, so this is just right up my alley for a cookie to impress guests. Thanks ps!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      5 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good evening on this 8th day of 2013....KoffeeKlatch Gals...

      These are one of life's guilty pleasures..they are light and airy and yummilicious....You will be a fan of them the first time you make them. :) Sending Angels to you and yours :) ps

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      hey look devine. I have to try them. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      hi brightonbreezy...you know, I could go for some of these right now too. They really are one of my favorites: favorite to make and favorite to eat...yummie...

      No have not tried the cinnmaon bark but will check out the site. Thanks for stopping by and for the info.

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      Brightonbreezy 

      6 years ago from Brighton, UK

      These look so tasty, I want one right now :). Has anyone used extracts cinnamon bark in their cookies? I got some from here http://www.regenerativenutrition.com/shop-product.... in preparation for the festive season.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi again. Yes, it is hard to have any to serve. You may want everyone to gather around in the kitchen. Set out plates and bowls of whipped cream and they eat as they come out of the oven. They really are best served warm with the cool cream. Thank you again for stopping by.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi again. Yes, it is hard to have any to serve. You may want everyone to gather around in the kitchen. Set out plates and bowls of whipped cream and they eat as they come out of the oven. They really are best served warm with the cool cream. Thank you again for stopping by.

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      Steph72 

      6 years ago from Sunny Fl

      these look awesome i bet eatin them warm with the cream is the best in fact how do you even have any left to serve i would just cook , eat , and dip

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi and good morning....I do not know if they are or not. I would be interested in trying her recipe too. The only thing I know for sure , MHatter, is that you will want to have more than one of these.

      So glad to see you stopping by. I will be over to visit very soon.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi and good morning....I do not know if they are or not. I would be interested in trying her recipe too. The only thing I know for sure , MHatter, is that you will want to have more than one of these.

      So glad to see you stopping by. I will be over to visit very soon.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      If these are the same "dipping cookies" my daughter makes me, they are delicious.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi jennzie....

      They are a well kept secret that I decided to share. They are a cookie that will become a family favorite in no time. You deserve a treat....try these and let me know what you think. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Jenn 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I have never heard of these- I will have to give these a try. Great hub!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      hi drbj...I hope you have a chance to try them. They are decidedly different and have a combination of textures which make it an interesting sensory experience. They are just plain yummmmmmmy!! To top it off they are so easy. Make a bunch as they go fast.

      Thank you for stopping by. Let me know if you get a chance to try them.

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      These lily-looking cookies are not your run of the mill bakery item, pst. So you know I will have to try making them.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi, BB.....If your read the reply I wrote to Carol you will see how I really feel about this cookie. It is awesome. It gets better every time I make it. And if the cookie isn't reason enough to make it, the whipped cream is!!!

      Hopefully you will get a chance to sink your teeth into some of these. Glad to see you this evening my friend. Been in Orlando today...my grandson and I went to visit my eldest sister. Great day.

      Happy early evening to you, my Friend. ps

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The initials PS and the word "cookie" is all it took to get me here. Actually, the initials PS is all it took. :) Great recipe my friend; I do believe we will have to try this one.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Carol...o they are!!! When something tastes as good as these, I say that it should be against the law. I feel that way about these. They are easy and they disappear as quickly as you can make them. I hope you get a chance to try them. Thank you for stopping by.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Carol...o they are!!! When something tastes as good as these, I say that it should be against the law. I feel that way about these. They are easy and they disappear as quickly as you can make them. I hope you get a chance to try them. Thank you for stopping by.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Carol...o they are!!! When something tastes as good as these, I say that it should be against the law. I feel that way about these. They are easy and they disappear as quickly as you can make them. I hope you get a chance to try them. Thank you for stopping by.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds different to me..If I get ambitious Iwould love to try..I am not a very good baker..but enough to know these sound devine.Voted UP.

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