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Crisp Lemon Cookies Recipe
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Crisp Lemon Cookies Recipe

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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
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Crisp Lemon Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p121

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.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"This is a nice cookie! It is a lemon-y butter-y shortbread kind of cookie, although the lemon flavoring in the actual cookie is subtle. I used a lemon glaze rather than the white chocolate, and I am very glad I did! They tasted so good the next day! I will try this with orange next time. This would be a nice cookie for a tea party!"

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Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"My sister in law made these for an Open House at a store that she works in. She brought me a few and OMG, I loved them. They are light and crunchy. She dipped half of the cookie in white chocolate, but not necessary. . You could even do orange for another flavor. Now I found the recipe here, I can make my own. Try them , You won't be disappointed."

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"These are indeed light and crisp, however, I had a hard time thinning the chocolate to the right consistency."

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"Light and crisp. My husband LOVES them (so do I). I left off the drizzle and they were awsome."

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"These are EXCELLENT! And so easy to make! I couldn't believe how good AND easy they are! Will make them again. I feel they don't need the melted chocolate"

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