Lemon Cookies (VIDEO)

Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy lemon crinkle cake mix cookies!

Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy lemon crinkle cake mix cookies!

Easy Lemon Cookies Recipe

Not only are these Lemon Cookies the best ever, but perfect to get you in the mood for spring and summer! Enjoy these delicious soft and fluffy cake mix lemon cookies recipe.

I love lemon! The bright yellow color, the fresh scent, and the tart taste. I pretty much love lemon any way you can use it, and a lemon dessert is definitely on the best of lists around here!

A squeeze or two of lemon can liven up many dishes and wake up your taste buds!  If you already love lemon recipes like me, then you are going to want to try this amazing Lemon Cookies recipe. This is a quick and easy recipe idea made with a lemon cake mix. You’ll have the best lemon cookies in minutes!

Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy melt in your mouth lemon crinkle cake mix cookies! LivingLocurto.com

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Try Making Lemon Cookies with Essential Oil

Since starting to use pure organic essential oils, the lemon oil has been one of our favorites here at Living Locurto. Not only can you use lemon oil in place of lemon extract, but it’s also very healthy.

Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. It’s great to add to water and now a favorite for me is mixing several drops with frosting!

Honestly, this lemon frosting is what makes these Lemon Cookies so amazing! You can always use lemon extract in this recipe, but if you use pure high-grade essential oils, we recommend you try it!

Lemon Cookies Recipe with Lemon Frosting. Great idea for Lemon Essential Oils. Livinglocurto.com

Lemon Vitality oil has a bright taste you’ll want to keep on hand for almost anything you whip up. Instead of zesting or juicing, use Lemon Vitality for a convenient way to use this great flavor. Start small with a single drop of oil.

Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing, especially in cookies! We hope you enjoy this wonderful recipe.

NOTE: If you are using essential oils in recipes, please make sure it’s high-grade pure organic oils that are approved for digesting such as the brand shown in the photo above. Otherwise, use lemon extract.

Lemon Cookies and Lemon Frosting Recipe

Lemon Cookies

Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy lemon crinkle cake mix cookies! Also a refreshing recipe idea for essential oils.

LEMON COOKIES

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract (or 4-6 drops dietary lemon essential oil)
  • 1/4 cup lemon drops, crushed
  • 1 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
  • parchment paper

LEMON FROSTING

  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temp.)
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract (or 3 drops dietary lemon essential oil)
  • 1/4 cup Yellow candy sprinkles (optional)

LEMON COOKIES

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, lemon juice from the lemon, extract or oil, and crushed lemon drops on medium speed until everything is all smooth and incorporated.
  3. With the dough, make balls a little smaller than a golf ball, and roll them in the powdered sugar. Place each dough ball on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. You want the cookies to just start to turn golden but not brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.

LEMON FROSTING

  1. Whip the cream cheese until smooth, then add the powdered sugar and mix it all together.
  2. Add the vanilla, lemon juice from one lemon and extract or essential oil.
  3. Give it a taste and if you want it sweeter add more powdered sugar, if you want it a little more tart add more lemon juice.
  4. Wait for the cookies to completely cool then pipe on the icing.
  5. The easiest way to pipe it on is to put the icing in a Ziploc bag and snip a corner. Swirl it on top of each lemon cookie.
  6. Add yellow sprinkles or sprinkle a little of the crushed lemon drops on top!

This is a very sticky dough, but after you drop it in the powdered sugar you will be able to roll it into a ball shape.

After testing one cookie ball in the sugar and you think the dough is too runny, try adding a few more pinches of flower to stiffen up the dough.

Originally Published  March 16, 2015 – Recipe contributed by Mandi

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Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Brownies

Rich and delicious Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Brownies. The brownie portion is light and fluffy like cake, while the peppermint marshmallow cream is gooey, sweet and melts in your mouth along with chocolate ganache topping. A Chocolate lovers dream dessert! LivingLocurto.com

Do you love the combination of peppermint and chocolate? Well if you do, then you will love these rich and delicious Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Brownies! Pamela is back and sharing this fantastic mouth-watering recipe.

The actual brownie portion is light and fluffy like cake, while the peppermint marshmallow cream is gooey, sweet and melts in your mouth along with ganache topping. A real chocolate lovers dream dessert.

Rich and delicious Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Brownies. The brownie portion is light and fluffy like cake, while the peppermint marshmallow cream is gooey, sweet and melts in your mouth along with chocolate ganache topping. A Chocolate lovers dream dessert! LivingLocurto.com

While there are a few steps to this dessert, the time spent is well worth it!

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Halloween Poo Brew | Homemade Toilet Spray Printables

 Halloween Poo Brew is an easy DIY Homemade Toilet Spray Recipe with printable labels! A few sprays will magically cast a spell and get rid of any smell! By @livinglocurto

The Halloween season is for tricks and treats and today’s Homemade Toilet Spray is definitely both!

Get excited, because I made some Poo Brew for you! What is Poo Brew you ask??? It’s a fun candy corn smelling Halloween Homemade Toilet Spray with adorable Free Printable labels for gift giving. Just a few sprays in the toilet will magically cast a spell and get rid of any smell! Who wouldn’t want some Poo Brew? Ha!

Halloween Poo Brew is an easy DIY Homemade Toilet Spray Recipe with printable labels! A few sprays will magically cast a spell and get rid of any smell! By @livinglocurto

I’m always trying to come up with easy DIY ideas for my Essential Oils and this might be one of my favorites so far! I can’t wait to make more and give to friends. I think it will be a big hit.

When you spray this in the toilet, then do your business, the essential oils trap the odors in the bowl. That really is magic! Plus, it smells amazing and super easy to make. With my cute printable labels and gift tags, this is a hilarious and original idea for your bathroom.

Halloween Poo Brew is an easy DIY Homemade Toilet Spray Recipe with printable labels! A few sprays will magically cast a spell and get rid of any smell! By @livinglocurto

I’m happy that today, there is not only my DIY idea for essential oils, but a whole bunch of creative homemade ideas for fall from our talented essential oils team. Just scroll down to get links to them all, plus enter to win some of your own Essential Oils in today’s fun fall giveaway!

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Easy Honey Avocado Face Mask

Nourish and brighten your skin with this easy DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe. It leaves your face feeling soft and hydrated while diminishing pore size.

Nourish and brighten your skin with this easy DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe. LivingLocurto.com

How to Make an Avocado Face Mask

I’m enjoying making DIY face masks at home to help my skin look brighter and healthier. Enjoy this easy Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe! Last week, we shared 5 Simple Homemade Honey Face Masks and now I love adding avocados to my masks!

Avocados are a fantastic fruit. Some even refer to it as the “super food”. Avocados have huge health benefits due to being loaded with vitamins and other nutrients.

DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask Recipe - Easy skin care at home!

What Does Avocado Do to Your Face?

As great as they are to eat, they are also amazing for your skin. You can use them to make wonderful masks that will leave your face feeling soft and hydrated. Avocados are a great antioxidant and loaded with vitamins C and E which are great for your skin. The fatty acid in them make a great moisturizer. Avocados have also been known to reduce redness and irritation as well as damaged skin cells.

 

What Does Honey Do to Your Face?

Honey draws moisture into the skin and is a natural hydrating boost for dry skin. Honey also has natural antibacterial properties, making it good for acne-prone skin.

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How Often Should You Use an Avocado Face Mask?

You can use this homemade mask recipe 1-3 times per week. Use on your face in the morning or night, either option is up to you and your schedule.

Avocado could clog pores, but is wonderful hydration for your skin. Avocado oil can diminish pore size and remove impurities from the skin.

So whip up a DIY mask using avocados the next time you really want to pamper yourself. You will not be disappointed!

Easy DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe. It leaves your face feeling soft and hydrated while diminishing pore size.

What do You need to make This Face Mask?

All you need to make this easy face mask are a few ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

What you’ll need:

  • honey
  • coconut oil
  • avocado
  • rose essential oil (This is Optional- I use these pure therapeutic essential oils here)

I also love using Frankincense essential oil which came with my Young Living Premium Starter Kit. It helps reduce dark age/sun spots on skin. Any reason I can find to get rid of those yucky sun spots… I’m doing it!

Print the directions below. Enjoy!

Originally Published on July 14, 2015

Honey Avocado Face Mask

Nourish and brighten your skin with this easy DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe. It leaves your face feeling soft and hydrated while diminishing pore size.

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 drops rose essential oil ((optional))
  1. In a bowl, mash the avocado then add all other ingredients and mix well.

  2. Smooth the mask over your face and neck.

  3. Leave on your face for 15 minutes, the wash off with warm water.

Want more ideas for which essential oils work best with your skin type? Click here for a list of best oils for your skin.

Easy DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask recipe - Homemade skin care. LivingLocurto.com

 

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*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website.

 

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5 Simple DIY Honey Face Masks

5 Simple DIY Honey Face Masks. Look younger and get rid of blemishes with these easy homemade skin care recipes at LivingLocurto.com

Taking care of our skin in every phase of life should be important. When we are young we need to protect it, as we become teens we have to take care of it, then as adults we try to prolong that youthful look! One way to take care of your skin is to use face masks. They not only sooth your skin but also rejuvenate it.

I love going to a nice spa for a facial, but to save a little time and money, we can enjoy a simple DIY Face Mask at home anytime. I have found that in every favorite face mask of mine, there is one common ingredient… HONEY!

Honey has been used for centuries all over the world. Honey has healing properties that make it great to use on burns and was even once used as an antibiotic. It will clean your skin and leave it feeling smooth and give it a nice glow you had as a kid.

We have put together 5 Simple Homemade Honey Face Masks for you to try at home. Most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry or refrigerator, making it that much easier to get your spa night going!

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Lavender Hard Lemonade Cocktail

 Lavender Hard Lemonade and free printable labels. A cute drink to make by the jar for a party. Smelling the lavender as you sip is refreshing and relaxing.

I love the scent of Lavender and excited to share this new Lavender Hard Lemonade Cocktail Recipe that’s perfect for a party!

With free printable labels, this cocktail is super cute to make by the jar to serve at your next party or to make for your self and a few friends. Not only is it refreshing and tastes great, but smelling the lavender scent as you sip is relaxing and makes you feel like you are in a field of fresh lavender!

You want to use high grade oils for anything you might drink. When using pure therapeutic essential oils, this drink is also great for your well being!

Lavender Hard Lemonade and free printable labels. A cute drink to make by the jar for a party. Smelling the lavender as you sip is refreshing and relaxing.

Make a batch, pour into to jars, attach a free printable tag, twine and a straw for a festive one of a kind party presentation. Your guests will love it!

Omit the alcohol for a kid friendly or mocktail version.

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Margarita Chex Mix

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Summer is a great time to spend with friends, that’s why I’m so excited to share this Margarita Chex Mix recipe! It’s the perfect fast and easy recipe to make for a party treat.

Thanks to my friend Jennifer from BellaGrey Designs for coming up with this fabulous recipe. I made it for our last day of school pool party and it was a big hit! With only a few ingredients, you’ll love making it just as much as eating it!

The Margarita Chex Mix contains one of my favorite essential oils. I always love finding ways to use them, especially when they can provide well being and good tasting food! With the perfect amount of tart and sweet, it tastes just like a Margarita. Yum!

Visit BellaGrey Designs for the recipe here.

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Healthy Fruit Smoothie Popsicles Recipe

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It’s officially summer and bathing suit season. Stay fit with these Healthy Fruit Smoothie Popsicles that are not only good for you, but super tasty too!

I’m so happy that Pamela Smerker Designs came up with this awesome recipe for us just in time for summer! I love that one of the ingredients includes grapefruit essential oil which is rich in d-limonene.

Limonene (d-limonene) is a powerful antioxidant that is contained in the peels of citrus fruits such as grapefruit, orange and lemon. Lemons and limes loosen toxins in your digestive tract and aid in digestion. Grapefruits are high in enzymes that burn fat.

When you add grapefruit essential oil to these blended frozen fruit pops, you could be helping to detox your body and enjoy a yummy treat. It’s a win win!

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This is another fantastic way for me to us my oils. Yay! Healthy Fruit Smoothie Popsicles Recipe. These frozen treats are not only good for you, but tasty too! LivingLocurto.com

Grab one of these frozen pops for a quick healthy snack or to cool you down on those hot summer days.

How to make Healthy Fruit Smoothie Popsicles

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Dark Chocolate Citrus Candy | No-Bake Recipe

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Need a quick and easy no bake dessert for a party? Or maybe you need a last-minute gift idea to wrap up for chocolate lover? Then this Dark Chocolate Citrus Candy is for you!

This no-bake recipe only takes a few minutes and is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. You will have an amazing dessert that will be gobbled up by party guests in minutes!

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Slim Down Detox Water Recipe

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I have two things I’m excited to share with you today. The first is my latest recipe for Slim Down Detox Water. It’s so easy and I’m happy to share what has happened to me since starting to drink this detox water recipe!

The second thing is that I’m checking off one of my dream bucket list goals. I’m super excited to tell you that after years of dreaming and talking about it, I’m finally DOING IT… and traveling to Greece this summer! I’ve always wanted to visit this country, but after seeing Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, I knew I HAD to go.

So in a few months, that will be me on a donkey in Santorini! Yay!!

Sisterhood of the traveling pants in Greece.

The only bad part is that Santorini is built on a the side of a mountain and is all stairs!

Stairs in Santorini. Greece

Stairs in Santorini photo by Marcel Germain

I’m going with a few friends for both fun and work. They are all in great shape and super skinny!! Me, not so much. ha! Working on your computer all day does nothing good for a big butt… which my daughter pointed out a few years ago on our Disneyland trip that I have the largest one in our family. Gotta love kids! LOL!!!

I’m working on getting in better shape and loosing some belly fat, so I can handle the twisting and turning stairs. Plus, I don’t want to look like a giant American cow on the beach. I mean… what if I were to run into Leonardo DiCaprio or Brad and Angelina?? I have to look presentable right? LOL!

I’m reeeeally trying to get to the gym, but that hasn’t happened yet. Argh! Life is crazy busy and I hate the gym.

But GOOD NEWS, I’ve already LOST 5 lbs in a few weeks!!!!

What’s my secret for losing 5 lbs and not doing much of anything else?

All I have done differently is…

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