Slice 'n' Bake Lemon Gems

Total Time
35mins
Prep
25 mins
Cook
10 mins

"Edged in sweet sprinkles, these melt-in-your mouth cookies are pretty enough for a party" From taste of home. Chilling time not included.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon peel. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape into a 1 3/4 inches diameter roll; roll into non-pareils. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  3. Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients. Spread over cookies.
Most Helpful

5 5

These are wonderful. I made them exactly as the recipe stated except I must have cut them a tiny bit thicker and got 24 cookies (which fit my cookie sheet perfectly). The texture of the cookie was superb and the amount of lemon just right.

5 5

Colorful, tender, lemony with just the right balance of tart and sweet -- these are party cookies. Consider making a double batch, though. Made for Favorites Game, Feb. 2009.

4 5

Great taste and lovely delicate texture. Very impressed with these cookies. I found them too sweet with the hundreds and thousands around the edge and left them off after the first batch. Another variation I found good was to sprinkle the cookies with caster suger before baking them rather than icing them. These are very popular with my kids