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Lemon Drop Cookies

 Lemon Drop Cookies
After we'd visited at her house, my sister sent a "care" package for the trip home. Tucked inside were these delightful cookies. Crushed lemon drop candies and grated lemon peel lend to the refreshing taste. —Pat Zimmerman, Midland, Texas
21 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed lemon drops
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, cream and peel. Combine the flour, lemon drops, baking
  • powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly
  • browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield:
  • about 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 120 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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