LEMON DAINTIES

Lemon Dainties Recipe

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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!

Rating:

★★★★☆ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 36 cookies, approx.
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make LEMON DAINTIES

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!

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Course/Dish: Cookies




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