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

How to Make Buttery Lemon Pie Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Note: Prep time does not include cooling times.
  • 2In bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Blend well. Chill.
  • 3Heat 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.
  • 4Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until just golden. Remove from cookie sheet and cool.
  • 5For Filling:
    In medium saucepan, combine filling ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth. Cool.
  • 6Top each cookie with 1/4 tsp. filling. Garnish as desired.

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