Buttery Lemon Pie Cookies

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By
@Quinnn

This is a recipe that my grandmother, a culinary arts instructor, taught me when I was a little girl and I've been making them ever since.

A nice buttery cookie filled with a refreshing, tangy lemon center, these will be a welcome treat when you want to serve something special.


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Serves:

Approximately 36 Cookies

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COOKIE

1 2/3 c
flour
1/3 c
powdered sugar
1 c
butter, softened
1 tsp
vanilla

LEMON FILLING

1 large
egg, beaten
2/3 c
sugar
3 tsp
grated lemon peel
1 tsp
cornstarch
1/4 tsp
salt
3 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp
butter

GARNISH WITH

coarse sugar, powdered sugar or coconut

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Note: Prep time does not include cooling times.
2
In bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Blend well. Chill.
3
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1" balls. Place 2" apart on prepared cookie sheet. (I use parchment paper.) With thumb, make an imprint in the center of each cookie.
4
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until just golden. Remove from cookie sheet and cool.
5
For Filling:
In medium saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth. Cool.
6
Top each cookie with 1/4 tsp. filling. Garnish as desired.