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Crisp Lemon Cookies

These light, citrus cookies are a nice change of pace from typical Christmas cookies. Melted vanilla chips drizzled over the top is the fantastic finishing touch. —Darlene Dixon, Hanover, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4.5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vanilla or white chips, melted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon juice, zest and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well.
  • Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray; dip in sugar. Flatten cookies with glass, redipping in sugar as needed.
  • Bake until edges are lightly browned, 11-13 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Drizzle with melted vanilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 99 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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