Dipped Lemon Spritz
Total TimePrep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
- 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Dash salt
- 1 package (12 ounces) dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small food processor, combine sugar and lemon zest; cover and process until blended. In a large bowl, cream butter and 2/3 cup lemon sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, lemon juice and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Using a cookie press fitted with a 1-1/2-in. bar disk, form dough into long strips on ungreased baking sheets. Cut each strip into squares (there is no need to separate the pieces).
- Bake until set (do not brown), 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Dip cookies diagonally in chocolate, allowing excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; sprinkle chocolate with remaining lemon sugar. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, or freeze up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 83 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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Dec 19, 2011
Didn't bother dipping in chocolate - everyone raved about this recipe. I do huge trays of Christmas cookies every year and these are one of the most popular
Feb 7, 2010
I made these for a cookie sale and got rave reviews.
Dec 1, 2009
I would try using lemon extract in these cookies next time rather than the vanilla extract to try to give them a little more zest. Other than that I thought they were really nice and not too overpowering which can be really nice when you have a big meal such as Thanksgiving or Christmas!Everyone also loved how pretty these cookies turned out!
Nov 8, 2009
Cookie was very bland. Very disappointing; wouldn't make again.