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Lemon Snowballs Cookie Recipe

Lemon Snowballs Cookie Recipe

These crunchy little cookies are great for a light dessert. The bright taste of lemon makes them a winner!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg until well blended. Add lemon juice and peel. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Add almonds. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned (cookies will not brown on top).
  • 3. Remove immediately to wire racks; cool for 5 minutes, then roll in confectioners' sugar. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 144 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 106 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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