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Lemon Delights

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Treat your family with these thumbprint cookies filled with lemony goodness!"
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1 h 30 m servings 98
Original recipe yields 60 servings


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  1. Combine all ingredients except egg white, flour, nuts and Lemon Cheese Filling. With mixer, beat until well blended. Beat in flour. Wrap dough in plastic wrap.
  2. Chill at least 1 hour.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls. With mixer, beat egg white lightly. Dip balls in egg white; roll in nuts. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb deep into center of each cookie; fill with Lemon Cheese Filling (recipe below).
  4. Bake in preheated 375 degrees oven 10 minutes or until filling is set. Cool slightly; remove from baking sheets. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.
  5. Lemon Cheese Filling Directions: Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, ReaLemon(R) and 1 drop of yellow food coloring, if desired, until well blended and smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 98 calories; 6.8 8.4 1.5 18 41 Full nutrition

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I wanted a Iemon cookie to add to my cookie gifts and decided on this recipe. I made them lemon lime as I had a lime to use up. I added 1 tsp each lemon and lime zests and 1 tbsp each of lemon a...