I was looking for something to give the boys' teachers for a little "thankyou", as today was the last day of school. This is what I ended up with. I thought they turned out not only cute but delicious!
Strawberry Lemonade Cookies
1 box Lemon cake mix
1/2 c shortening
Mix all ingredients until well combined. With a small cookie scoop place balls onto a baking sheet. Lightly press to flatten a little bit. Bake at 350 for 9-10 mins.
3 T butter, softened
3 T strawberry puree *see notes* (5-6 strawberries)
1 cup powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients, and mix until smooth.
Frost the bottom side of one cooled cookie, and sandwich it with a second cookie.
To make strawberry puree, dice several berries (about 5-6) and place in a saucepan with 1-2 tsp water. Bring to a boil, and use a fork to mash berries. Continue cooking until puree is reduced by about half. Let puree cool completely before using.
Makes 1 1/2 dozen