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lemon dainties

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Helene Johnsen
Portland, OR

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!

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For lemon dainties

  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 lg
    egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 1-1/2 c
    flour, sifted
  • 1-1/2 c
    coconut, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    grated lemon rind
  • 4 tsp
    lemon juice, fresh

How To Make lemon dainties

  • 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!

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