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Lemon Drop Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Lemon Drop Cookies, by , is from Crandall's Ordinary , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Added: Monday, December 22, 2008


1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
3 T. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. finely crushed macadamia nuts
2 tsp. fresh lemon zest
1/3 c. confectioners' sugar (for coating)

1. Beat together butter and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in bowl until creamy. Add lemon juice and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour, nuts and zest (dough will be slightly stiff). Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour.
2. Heat oven to 325. Pinch off heaping tablespoons of dough. Roll into balls. Place 1 to 2"
apart on ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake cookies at 325 for 16 - 18 minutes, or until slightly browned near the bottoms of cookies. Remove to wire rack.
4. Sift remaining 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar over tops of still warm cookies to coat. Resift once cooled, if desired.




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