Lemon Cookie Tarts

Enjoy these delicious lemon cookies that are baked to perfection - great dessert to serve a crowd.

  • prep time 4 hr 50 min
  • total time 4 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt

Lemon Filling

3
eggs
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
tablespoon powdered sugar, if desired
  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the vanilla and 1 egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in 2 cups flour and the salt. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat all filling ingredients except powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with wire whisk. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 48 mini muffin cups, 1 3/4 x1 inch, with cooking spray. Shape dough into 48 one-inch balls. Place 1 ball in each muffin cup. Press dough into bottom and up side of cups. Spoon slightly less than 1 tablespoon filling into each cup.
  • 4 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until centers are puffed and edges are light brown. Cool in pan 30 minutes. With tip of knife, lift tarts from muffin cups to wire rack; cool completely. Just before serving, sprinkle tarts with powdered sugar.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    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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