Lemon Road Kill: Quick, Unique and Easy Cookies
Lemon Road Kill Cookies are an oven-free, cook-free way to have fun and enjoy a sweet experience. Your closest of kin will have tons of fun helping you, because it departs from kitchen drudgery. When you tell people what the cookies are called they will laugh out loud. Everyone loves the name, and some will tell you they love the cookies, even before they see them. The whole experience can be topped off with a gathering around the computer, to watch the YouTube version of “Lemon Road Kill,” performed by my grandchildren.
The Origins of Lemon Road Kill Cookies
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp. margarine, softened
- 1 Tbsp. warm water
- 2 drops yellow McCormick’s food coloring
- 1/4 tsp. McCormick’s pure lemon extract
- 2-1/2 oz. La Choy chow mein noodles (1/2 of a 5-oz. can)
- A jar, package or pile Stauffer’s animal crackers (typically about 32 crackers)
- 6 oz. Nestle's Toll House Premier White morsels, (white chololate)
- Cake Decors or decorator beads, (Optional)
|Serving size: 2 Cookies|
|Calories from Fat||90|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 10 g||15%|
|Saturated fat 4 g||20%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 24 g||8%|
|Sugar 18 g|
|Fiber 0 g|
|Protein 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|* 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.|
- For frosting: Combine powdered sugar, margarine, water, food coloring and lemon flavor in a bowl and stir until blended.
- Put the chow mein noodles onto wax paper (about 20-22 inches long), and divide into 16 stacks, laying them more or less flat (see Figure 1). Melt the white chocolate in the microwave oven (in a plastic bowl) or in a double boiler. When smooth and runny, pour the chocolate in quick circles on top of each stack of noodles (see Figure 2). No need to cover the noodles completely. After doing this to about five stacks, put two (or more if desired) animal crackers on each stack. The white chocolate will serve as glue to hold on the crackers. Continue pouring the chocolate onto the stacks and putting on the animal crackers until done. Reheat the white chocolate if necessary to keep it runny. If your next-of-kin or a friend is helping you (s)he can put the crackers down behind you as you pour.
- Let the chocolate cool before proceeding. It usually takes about 20 minutes at room temperature, or 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Maybe you can watch the YouTube presentation of “Lemon Road Kill” while waiting, or you can create a story about how it all began, based on the YouTube video attached to this recipe. A suggestion for ending the story: "The Lemon Road Kill cookies were so good, that the animals took on a new life in the minds of the children. This brought the animals back to life, and the children continued playing with them."
- When the chocolate is solid, frost the cookies. Often, there will be noodles that never got connected to the white chocolate. Take the looped ones and push them into the frosting to serve as antlers, or tails. If you wish, you can sprinkle on some cake decor, and/or use a couple of beads for the eyes.
This snack is an excellent ice-breaker. You’re sure to win some smiles, a bit of conversation, and new friends by serving this unique dessert. But it’s a must that you always tell them its name, or it won’t be as fun!