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Crisp Lemon Cookies Recipe

Crisp Lemon Cookies Recipe

These light, citrus cookies are a nice change of pace from typical Christmas cookies. Melted vanilla chips drizzled over the top is the fantastic finishing touch. —Darlene Dixon, Hanover, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:54 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vanilla or white chips, melted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon juice, peel and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • 2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray; dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with glass, redipping in sugar as needed.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 11-13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Drizzle with melted vanilla chips. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 99 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 34 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.