Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lemon dreams


1 C butter (softened)

1/3 C powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 2/3 C flour


2/3 C sugar

1 ½ tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. grated lemon peel

¼ tsp. salt

1 egg (beaten)

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. butter

1 ½ - 2 C powdered sugar (sift first)

Cream butter, powdered sugar, & vanilla. Add flour & mix till smooth. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Roll out with powdered sugar about 1/4 thick. Cut out with 1 ½” cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.

For filling: Combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, & salt. Stir in water, egg, lemon juice, and butter. Simmer for2 minutes. Cool. Add powdered sugar. Put a spoonful of filling on one cookie and top with another cookie. Dust with powdered sugar. Makes approx. 1 ½ dozen

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