Lemon Snowdrops (or Orange Snowdrops)
Contributed by Diane S.
Recipe By : Gold Medal Holiday Cookies - Dec 99
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Christmas Cookies
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup butter or margarine -- softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups Gold Medal all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Lemon Butter Filling
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
Yellow food coloring -- if desired
Heat oven to 400F. Beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the lemon
extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with
spoon. Stir in flour and salt. (If dough is soft, cover and refrigerate 1
to 2 hours or until firm enough to shape.)
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie
sheet. Press bottom of glass into dough to grease, then dip into granulated
sugar; press on shaped dough until 1/4 inch thick.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove
from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Put cookies together in pairs with Lemon Butter Filling. Sprinkle with
Lemon Butter Filling Directions:
Mix sugar and cornstarch in 1-quart saucepan. Stir in remaining
ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture
thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; cool.
Orange Snowdrops: Use orange extract, orange peel and orange juice
for the lemon extract, peel and juice.
A holiday teacup filled with these cookies and wrapped tea bags
makes a treasure take-home gift.
I tried the recipe for Lemon snowdrops. The only thing I would do different
is double the recipe for the lemon filling. There wasn't enough. They are
good but they don't look like the picture at all. I don't think I will try
this recipe again. Just thought I would let you all know.
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