Lemon Dainties Recipe

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LEMON DAINTIES

Helene Johnsen

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@Helly

If you like lemon flavored cookies, I know you will love these. Our family has been making these cookies for Christmas for many years. They take a little bit longer because they are frosted, but it is well worth the effort. You can make them in advance because they freeze beautifully. After frosting I put them into the freezer to flash freeze until the frosting is set (at least 1/2 hr). Then I put them in tupperware containers with wax paper between each layer of cookies. You can make them a few weeks before Christmas and they will be good for a couple of weeks after. That is, if there are any left!


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Serves:

Makes 36 cookies, approx.

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

COOKIE DOUGH - COMBINE:

3/4 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 large
egg yolk
1/2 tsp
lemon extract

THEN ADD:

1-1/2 c
flour, sifted
1-1/2 c
coconut, shredded

FROSTING:

1/4 c
butter, softened
1/8 tsp
salt
2 c
powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp
grated lemon rind
4 tsp
lemon juice, fresh

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix wet ingredients until combined.
2
Then add dry ingredients to wet until thoroughly incorporated.
3
Roll cookies into one-teaspoon-sized balls. Flatten with a fork and bake in a moderate oven at 350 degrees for 9 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned.
4
Put cookies on a rack to cool.
5
Frost cookies: When cookies have cooled frost top with a moderate amount of frosting. They are ready to be eaten or frozen to be eaten later. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies