Mrs. Ronzo's Lemon Balls

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This is a favorite cake like lemon cookie of mine given to my mother when I was only 6 yrs. old, from a wonderful lady who lived down the street from us. We have always called them 'her' Lemon Balls... she is passed on now, but this recipe is made by my mother and I every Christmas!

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Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Blend the white sugar and shortening until light. Beat in the eggs, milk, vanilla and 1 teaspoon lemon extract. Mix until well blended.

  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the shortening mixture. Mix until combined (the dough will be sticky). Drop spoonfuls of dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool then frost with icing.

  5. To Make Icing: Combine the confectioners' sugar, water and lemon extract to taste. Beat until smooth and make icing thick enough to spread on cooled cookies

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
3g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.