Iced Lemon Cookies

These delicious cookies with a twist of lemon and sprinkled with pistachio nuts make perfect dessert treats!

  • prep time 1 hr 20 min
  • total time 3 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 60

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
egg
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons granulated sugar

Topping

2
cups powdered sugar
3
to 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4
cup coarsely chopped pistachio nuts
  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, oil and lemon peel until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 325°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Dip bottom of small glass into 3 tablespoons sugar; press on cookies to make about 2 inches in diameter.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges begin to set and cookies are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix 2 cups powdered sugar and enough lemon juice until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting on cookies. Sprinkle nuts on frosting before it sets.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    35mg
    35%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    11g
    11%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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