Buttery Lemon Pie Cookies

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@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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

  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.

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