These cookies were made by a lady in a cookie exchange years ago and they've been a holiday favorite ever since. They're the first to go on the entire cookie tray! They are amazing. I'd eat them year-round if they didn't require a little extra prep time with the fresh lemon!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cookies:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine butter and sugar for cookies in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in cornstarch. Add flour, lemon juice, and lemon peel; beat on low speed until a soft dough forms. Shape dough into a 2-inch diameter log. Wrap in waxed paper and chill in the refrigerator until firm, 1 to 2 hours.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool, 8 to 10 minutes more. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • While cookies are baking, combine powdered sugar, butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, and food coloring for frosting in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread frosting onto cooled cookies. Let frosting dry completely before storing.

Nutrition Facts

193 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 18.9g 6% DV; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 33.9mg 11% DV; sodium 91.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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