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Lemon Cookies and Beatrix Potter Gardening Life

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.” ―Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter's stories have opened the imaginations of children and adults alike for more than a century. From Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny to Mrs. Tiggy-winkle and Jemima Puddle-duck, Beatrix's approach to writing brought these characters to life in a way that has endured since long before Peter's book was published.

Lemon Cookies and Beatrix Potter Gardening Life-Writer in the Kitchen-MK McClintock

The gardens at Beatrix Potter's Hill Top Farm are a stunning and chaotic work of art that are as real-to-life and naturally beautiful as the settings in her stories. Surrounded by such beauty as found in the Scottish Highlands and England's Lake District, it is no wonder that she found inspiration among nature's hidden gardens, rolling hills, and wild landscapes.

For anyone who loves gardens, and adores Potter's lively tales, then I recommend Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life. You can learn about the author, Marta McDowell, on her website.

Lemon Cookies and Beatrix Potter Gardening Life-Writer in the Kitchen-MK McClintock

You might be asking what lemon cookies have to do with Beatrix Potter. Well, other than their light and zesty consistency and how well their pale yellowness matches the cover, absolutely nothing. Of course, tea goes with all things Beatrix Potter, so there is that.

Even without the chopped pecans we'll add to the next batch, these lemon cookies are such a delicious springtime treat and pairs perfectly with a soothing cup of tea.

They are almost as delicious as writing the first words of a story . . .

if you aren't a gardener, consider delving into Potter's classics while enjoying a lemon cookie and a tasty English Tea.


This Lemon Cookies recipe comes from Live Well, Bake Often.


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